Teaming up for Well-being: Creating a Culture of Care
Listeners will learn how to foster a culture of care within their teams by facilitating open and honest discussions about well-being. They'll gain insight into using a simple meeting agenda, encouraging participation, creating a plan for new norms, and setting follow-up meetings for continuous improvement.
Amy Edmondson | The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth | Edmondson's book offers insights into creating a psychologically safe work environment, which aligns with the podcast's emphasis on open, honest conversation and collective action.
Laszlo Bock | Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead | Bock's book shares insights from Google's unique work culture, reinforcing the podcast's focus on creating a culture of care within a team.
Margaret Heffernan | Beyond Measure: The Big Impact of Small Changes | Heffernan's book supports the podcast's topic by providing insights on how small changes can have a significant impact on team culture and well-being.
Christine Porath | Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace | Porath's book discusses the importance of respect and civility in the workplace, which are key to creating a culture of care within a team.
Brene Brown | Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. | Brown's book shares insights on how to encourage vulnerability, courage, and empathy in leadership, which aligns with fostering a culture of care within a team.
Tony Schwartz | The Way We're Working Isn't Working: The Four Forgotten Needs That Energize Great Performance | Schwartz's book discusses the four core needs for employees to perform at their best, which can guide teams in adopting norms that enhance well-being.
Hello and welcome back! I'm your friendly neighborhood OD consultant, and today, we're talking about teamwork – not just for projects, but for well-being. So, gather your team, it's time for a huddle!Creating a culture of care within a team isn't something that happens overnight. It's an ongoing process, and it starts with open, honest conversation.
So, how can you facilitate this kind of discussion? Here's a simple meeting agenda you can use. Start by setting the stage. Explain the purpose of the meeting – which is to create and encourage norms that promote well-being. Make it clear that everyone's input is valuable and appreciated.
Next, kick off the discussion with some thought-provoking questions. Here are a few to get you started:
What does well-being look like to you?
What current habits or practices do we have that hinder our well-being?
What new norms could we adopt that would enhance our well-being?
How can we support each other in maintaining these norms?
Encourage open and honest responses. Remember, there are no 'wrong' answers here.
The goal is to understand everyone's perspective.Once you've gathered everyone's input, it's time to create a plan. This should include the new norms you'll adopt as a team, how you'll support each other in maintaining these norms, and how you'll hold each other accountable.Lastly, set a date for a follow-up meeting. This is a chance to check in on your progress, address any challenges, and celebrate your successes.
And there you have it! A simple, effective agenda for fostering a culture of care within your team. Remember, the goal isn't perfection, it's progress. So, be patient with yourself and each other.That's all for today, folks! I hope this episode empowers you and your team to take collective action towards enhancing your well-being. Remember, you're not in this alone. You have a team, and together, you can create a healthier, happier work environment.Signing off, your friendly neighborhood OD consultant. Until next time, take care of yourselves, and each other.