Organisational outcomes linked with improved cultures, such as increased engagement, better productivity, reduced conflict and absenteeism, better press, improved organisational narrative (because culture is largely built on shared stories and understanding of the environment we operate in), all start with asking your people what is going on for them. Listening to what they say and responding in a future-focused, solutions-oriented, collaborative way.
Resilience builds better culture.
It expands teams, enhances outcomes. It creates clarity of thought and cuts through in communications.
When we are resilient, we think more clearly, we reach further, we respond versus react. Resilience builds better teams, plain and simple. We open more and listen differently. We collaborate more effectively. We lead from the front. We are present, curious, conscious, and consistent. We feel happier. We inspire others. We share responsibly. We take decisive action.
They synthesise results, expand outcomes and engage more fully.
Engagement explodes productivity, focused action enables razor-sharp focus.
Culture is little more than the sum-total of our relationships so the more we invest in people, the more we develop human bonds, the better placed we are to resolve conflict, negotiate outcomes deliverables, agree on timelines, workload and role accountability. The more we communicate with clarity, the more purposeful we become in our actions.
When everyone on the team becomes more purposeful, communicates for outcomes and approaches issues in a respectful and collaborative way, enhanced outcomes are a natural side effect.
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