Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared by Michael Lee Stallard

By Michael Lee Stallard

Organizations thrive whilst staff suppose valued, the surroundings is energized, and excessive productiveness and innovation are the norm. This calls for a brand new type of chief who fosters a tradition of connection inside of the association. Michael Lee Stallard’s Connection Culture presents a clean frame of mind approximately management and provides ideas for a way to faucet into the ability of human connection.

If you must commence fostering a connection tradition on your association, this publication is your game-changing chance. cease undermining functionality and take step one towards swap that would provide your company, your staff, and all whom you lead a real aggressive advantage.

Inspiring and sensible, this e-book demanding situations you to set the functionality bar excessive and to maintain attaining. during this ebook you are going to examine the way to :

  • foster a connection tradition
  • emulate most sensible practices of hooked up places of work like these at Pixar and Duke University’s men’s basketball group
  • boost imaginative and prescient, price, and voice inside your company.

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Employees in an organization with a high degree of connection are more engaged, more productive in their jobs, and less likely to leave for a competitor. They are also more trusting and cooperative; they are more willing to share information with their colleagues and therefore help them make well-informed decisions. Connection in the workplace is an emotional bond that promotes trust, cooperation, and esprit de corps among people. It is based on a shared identity, empathy, and understanding that moves primarily self-centered individuals toward group-centered membership.

One of the most powerful and least understood aspects of successful organizations is how employees’ feelings of connection, community, and unity provide a competitive advantage. Employees in an organization with a high degree of connection are more engaged, more productive in their jobs, and less likely to leave for a competitor. They are also more trusting and cooperative; they are more willing to share information with their colleagues and therefore help them make well-informed decisions. Connection in the workplace is an emotional bond that promotes trust, cooperation, and esprit de corps among people.

It enhances the quality and length of our lives. Conversely, disconnection (social isolation or exclusion) brings about dysfunction and depression. This is also supported by the observations of psychiatrists. For example, Edward Hallowell, a practicing psychiatrist and former instructor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, has written that most of the business executives he encounters in his practice are deprived of connection. They report loneliness, isolation, confusion, distrust, disrespect, and dissatisfaction, so Hallowell helps them identify ways to increase connection in their lives (Hallowell 1999b).

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