Practical Steps to Explore and Work on Culture
In the workplace, social contracts can be developed or updated by taking a detailed look at how you work and what you believe is most important. Be pro-active and curious about how you can enliven your organizational culture on any of these levels:
- Relating: Explore your Social Contracts and prioritize creating a Relational above Transactional culture (put people first)
- Work Norms: Dynamics around the office or on teams – What are the norms?
- Where is the power – who holds it, how do they use it?
- How do you collaborate and make decisions?
- How do you deal with conflict?
- What new norms have come in since 2020?
- In remote, hybrid or uncertain work environments: what are the conversations you need to have?
- Meetings – Unpack and dissect how you collaborate, group time.
- How effective are your meetings?
- What’s the purpose, outcome, and process for each kind of meeting you have (POP)?
- Could you improve them?
- How are they changing? How can you change them to be most effective?
- Are people excited about meeting? (I’m not kidding with that question)
- Communicating – What are the norms?
- How are these norms changing in a hybrid, virtual or changing work reality?
- What are you learning?
- Create structure and design how you’re going to approach this exploration
A NOTE ABOUT EQUITABLE WORKPLACES:
Many organizations are taking important new steps to advance their understanding of and relationship with EQUITY. In order to create a more equitable future, leaders need courage to embrace and lead this work. For more information on advancing this work, head here: EQUITY ONRAMP
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