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There is a crisis of connection, and I believe work can (and should) play a role to fix that. Here are my latest musings on the topic of belonging, what our roles are as individuals and as organizations, and the responsibility we have to each other to foster belonging and connection.
Today, we’re joined by Derek Irvine, the Senior VP of Client Strategy and Consulting at Workhuman, the fastest-growing social recognition and continuous performance management platform in the world. Workhuman is on a mission to shape the future of work by helping organizations connect culture to a shared purpose.
Something in my brain clicked (or broke). I became zealous about measuring how I was spending my time, hour by hour. Time, which had been a seemingly fluid resource up until now, had a completely different color to it. My time became more valuable in an instant.
Are you curious about how current trends might impact the future? If so, you may be a futurist. In fact, we can all apply strategic foresight to plan for what’s ahead, exploring the current tends in our own lives to think through how the future could unfold—and then building a plan around the things we can control.
I cannot begin to tell you enough about the value of having a network of reliable, awesome women at your disposal. These are the women who you would recommend for damn near anything. This is the badass lady gang.
Today, we’re joined by Mike Rognlien, the founder of Multiple Hats Management, a consulting team out of Chicago created to help clients build awesome cultures in every organization, at every level.
Today, we’re joined by Dr. Valerie Young, the internationally recognized authority on imposter syndrome. This phenomenon of feeling less capable or talented than people think is known as imposter syndrome, and it impacts 70% of the population.
Why is it that we take in some information that affects society as a whole and feel as if it applies to us, and some things we feel do not? Please stay, this applies to you.
In traditional cultures, there tends to be a clear hierarchy and an organized structure to how work gets done and who does it. Traditional cultures tend to offer a sense of control, stability, and consistency. traditional cultures may get stuck from promoting formal communication over informal collaboration and community.
Do you feel a sense of belonging at work? Or do you spend time and energy trying to fit in? Do you downplay any part of who you are? Do you feel safe being vulnerable with colleagues? Cultivating a sense of belonging and psychological safety is crucial for innovation, creativity, and risk-taking, yet most of us don’t feel comfortable bringing our whole selves to work.
Achievement cultures are often very results-oriented with a drive to be the best. They often love to be competitive and move quickly to set trends. Achievement cultures often have a more direct or firm communication style, often to support quick decisions and taking quick action.