Health and Safety are the Cornerstones of the 21st Century Workplace
If your business success is reliant on knowledge workers, you'd better be serious about promoting psychological safety in your 21st Century Workplace.
Consider this: We humans are incapable of working to our potential when we don't feel included and safe. In other words, a safe environment is essential to optimal employee engagement, productivity and creativity.
Create Safe Spaces
How do you enable psychological safety? Bake Conversational IntelligenceⓇ (C-IQ) into your cultural DNA to create an inclusive culture. At DRIVEN, we call this a JEDI culture.
C-IQ is based on the premise that "cultures are built on relationships and relationships are built upon conversations. Everything happens through conversations." Working in an environment of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion supports health and wellness, which allows for organizational sustainability and individual fulfillment.
The quality of our culture depends on the quality of our relationships, which depend on the quality of our conversations. Everything happens through conversations!
-Judith E. Glaser
Psychological Safety is Half the Story: The Other Half is "Slow Down to Speed Up".
A JEDI work enviornment allows your Human Capital the headspace to be engaged and creative.
Sustainable workplaces provide employees with principles and tools to thrive at work and promotes the mindset to enable them to live a fulfilled life.
Encouraging knowledge workers to "slow down to speed up" sounds counterintuitive in our current "do more with less" culture of productivity. Intentional Productivity provides adopters with the practices to focus on the work and activities to fulfill their aspirations while operating in alignment with their values.
The “sustainably engaged” employees feel their companies energize them by promoting their physical, emotional, and social well-being. This holistic approach is achieved through leadership that demonstrates a commitment to employee well-being and a reasonable work/life balance.
The First Step Toward a 21st Century Workplace: Think Renovation!
Align Cultural & Individual Values
Renovating your current culture to create a 21st Century Culture requires an authentic commitment to protecting the "cultural contract". This entails an honest look at the values of the organization, or the normative values. Which are working? How are you going to better attend to those that aren't?
When these values are known to employees, engagement increases. When an organization's values are in alignment with individual values, commitment is even higher!
Our Values Contribute to Our Purpose
And values aren’t only important for individual awareness. Studies by Barry Z. Posner and others show that increased insight and understanding of your own values is the single biggest contributing factor to increased work commitment and motivation, and to a reduction in work related stress. This is the reason why DRIVEN uses the Point of Value assessment tools to enhance clients' understanding of their own values. The next step is to support the organization as they formulate and adopt shared values and deliberately create an organizational culture that harmonizes with their mission and vision. The result is increased coherence and a positive working culture where the individual thrives, the team performs, and the organization is sustainably successful.
Cultural Workplace Shift:
Now, more than ever, a cultural shift in the workplace is called for. This shift is about cultivating a cultural corporate mindset focused on mindful communication, energy management and implementing new habits and behaviors centered on overall engagement in the workplace. Investing in learning programs – live and online – that allow employees to grow by improving their well-being, performance, engagement, productivity, and commitment to the company is critical for future success.
The DRIVEN Approach:
At DRIVEN, we are committed to bringing the most timely and innovative programming to our corporate clients. Our programming is designed to address the pandemic of stress, to promote intentional productivity, and to empower human capital to leverage corporate emotional intelligence that will lead to a sustainably engaged workforce. We employ current research and science to tackle modern workplace challenges in interactive, easy to understand programs with actionable next steps to building positive habits. We believe that well-being in the workplace comes from effective time and energy management, intentional productivity, emotional intelligence, and mindfulness.
Do you want to learn more about DRIVEN programs? Click here for additional information. Program delivery is offered in a variety of ways that best suit your company's needs including corporate workshops and seminars, virtual learning, individual and team coaching, and certifications. We also have a private client content platform, to which members of your company have unlimited access, that features a library of content to navigate at your own pace.