Preparing for the Future, Now: Who are We? Part 1

Preparing for the Future, Now: Who are We? Part 1

Purpose is our ‘must have’
I’ve been reflecting on an article published by McKinsey & Company, The Nine Traits of Future-ready Companies. It’s serving as a road marker for me as I think about OneHope and where we are in our journey. This has looked like wrestling with questions including, what do we need to build and improve on today to prepare us for a better tomorrow? What specific traits do we need to intentionally prioritize for a season to strengthen them? I invite you to consider your own experience as we explore these traits together. 

Let’s take a look at their first three traits, and then take a closer look at the first: 

  – Purpose is our ‘must have’
  – Our value agenda is clear
  – Culture is our ‘secret sauce’ 

During those transformative months at the height of the pandemic, these three simple statements became more relevant than ever. It wasn’t enough to have your motto or mission plastered on your office walls. COVID-19 was a test of these three traits. Your stated values must be lived out. 

Purpose is our ‘must have’
Whether in ministry or the marketplace, you need a reason propelling you forward. For OneHope, our energy is set toward sharing God’s Word with the next generation through local churches around the world. Purpose must span the whole team. From the accounting staff to our teams on the ground in limited access nations, beyond the day-to-day activities, we’re pressing on toward a greater goal. 

Do the people in your organization have a foundation based on purpose? What can you do to foster a sense of purpose on your team?  

This is the first in a series of posts about future-ready companies. Journey on with me to thoughtfully analyze how your company or organization is preparing for tomorrow. By the end of the series, you’ll have a deeper understanding of organizational gaps you could fill. Read on!

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Rob Hoskins is the president of OneHope. Since taking leadership of OneHope in 2004, he has continued to advance the vision of God’s Word. Every Child. by partnering with local churches to help reach more than 1.8 BILLION children and youth worldwide with a contextualized presentation of God’s Word.

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