Aligning culture with values is not only back on the corporate agenda, but here to stay. Candidates are seeking workplaces where they can intertwine their beliefs with those of the company and work together on a common vision of purpose and success. The foundation of what enables a culture to thrive is the extent to which employees are empowered to be engaged, feel valued, and be heard. This is where leadership comes in. How can leaders build cultures of empowerment? Improve role fit. Establish connections in the workplace. Connect roles to purpose. From everything we see, there will continue to be more and more focus on culture as we struggle to form the new back to work paradigm.