Building Community In The Workplace — How To Build It? & Leadership Lessons

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Workplace Community Benefits —

  • As a community, the quality & quantity of work output is more than the sum of individual yields.
  • Being part of a community, people will care for each other’s work and well-being. Caring translates into mental, physical, and emotional support for an employee, encouraging him/her to remain faithful to himself/herself without faking his/her behaviour — An authentic self. As a result, employees face less stress at the workplace, ending in higher engagement at work, greater productivity, enhanced creativity, and happiness.
  • Employees enjoy personal and professional growth, enticing them to remain loyal to the company.
  • The involvement of multi-disciplinary people in the decision-making process leads to efficient and meaningful choices/decisions. The company could handle complex challenges. Feeling part of a team motivates people to take on difficult challenges.
  • As employees are involved in the decision-making process, they have shown higher commitment & involvement in executing the decisions. They also happily took responsibility for the outcomes.
  • Communities also improved communication among the employees, enabling a company to get things done faster.

BUILDING A COMMUNITY

CREATING THE RIGHT ENVIRONMENT — PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY

It is a fact that the environment plays a critical role in a person’s behaviour.

BE A COACH

CARING

MUTUAL RESPECT

TRANSPARENCY

  • Transparency in meetings would bring all the hidden problems, information, and insights from the work environment to the surface.
  • Transparency bars managers from showing favouritism to anyone. As every essential data was available for others to see, managers are forced by the system to show fairness to every idea/person. It is a critical factor in building a community.
  • Transparency ensures honest feedback about personal shortcomings. It results in improved self-awareness. The more we are aware of our own biases, mistakes, abilities, emotional states, the more we could evolve our relationships with others. We also would have a clearer picture of others’ behaviour, interests, desires, needs, and other details. We would know what to expect of others. This kind of certainty is essential in building trust between people. Trust leads to enduring relationships.

FOCUS ON CONTENT, NOT PEOPLE

QUESTIONING

DON’T CONDEMN FAILURES

REWARD EFFORTS, NOT RESULTS

ADMITTING MISTAKES

SHARING BAD NEWS IS NOT A PROBLEM

  • Bad events wear off more slowly than good events,
  • the affective consequences of negative information are stronger than those for good information,
  • people overestimate the effects events will have on them, and that effect is stronger for negative events than for positive events.

AUTONOMY

ENTREPRENEURIAL MIND

IT’S NOT ABOUT COMPANY, BUT EMPLOYEES

PEER-TO-PEER RECOGNITION

ADD FUN AND LITTLE CRAZINESS

LAYOFFS/FIRINGS

CONCLUSION

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Author -Boil The Ocean. Business Strategy Consultant, Design Thinker. mmshah8@gmail.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/shahmm, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B4HFJL95

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Author -Boil The Ocean. Business Strategy Consultant, Design Thinker. mmshah8@gmail.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/shahmm, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B4HFJL95

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