If your dominant question as a manager is how to get the most out of your employees, there’s a fatal flaw in your thinking. And it’s critical that we shift the way we treat people at work, including setting up environments where they’re encouraged to thrive, helping them become better colleagues, friends, partners, and parents.
Never before have we seen the number of world-changing, mission-first companies than what exists today. And there’s a reason for that. My fellow millennials and I crave working for and running these types of companies. They’re satisfying our soul, give us purpose, and drive us to show up to work every day. But so few of us know what kind of company we actually want to work for.
You’ve probably taken a serious look at how you want this next year to look. And right now, the year looks great. You have plans to accomplish, goals to hit, and relationships to strengthen. But while there are a ton of great articles about how to plan and set goals for this year, there doesn’t seem to be a lot about preparing ourselves for what will inevitably happen: Things not going our way.
Anger is everywhere today. On the news. On our highways. In our offices. In our homes. And so much of it is justified because there’s a lot to be angry about these days. But when is being “too nice” in our homes and in our offices simply an act of evading responsibility for our anger? Here are a couple ways we’ve changed staff culture to actually acknowledge when something needs to be addressed.