Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher once said, “Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end… it’s when you have everything to do and you have done it.” Productivity and success on the job start with employees having a sense of purpose. Giving people the ability to focus on a problem – making clear the “why” of a request – clarifies purpose and leads to job satisfaction. I like to do an exercise in our Team Dynamics workshop where small groups gather and one person volunteers to share (and draw) a project he has worked on and why his role is important to the company.