There are several ways this question can be answered, but how I usually start to respond is to say that things can get a lot better, and until we do, we’ll see employee engagement levels stuck at dreadfully low levels that deaden the human spirit.
I created Forward Thinking Workplaces 2.0 because I no longer wanted to work in workplaces like that, and I’m pretty certain that if you’re on my mailing list or reading this post, you don’t either.
Interestingly, in his daily post, author, entrepreneur and marketer Seth Godin said today:
Realizing that things can get better (they can always get better) opens the door for productive conversations, conversations that aren’t based on prior decisions about what team someone is on, and instead, on putting our shoulder to the work, taking responsibility and actually making things better.
We’ve put together two new resources from our bigger conversations with top leaders that could be helpful to you.
The first one is an update to the Forward-Thinking Workplace Guidebook, which is now called the Essential Guidebook. It’s a 16 page document, and we’ve received favorable feedback from the few people who have seen it.
The second resource is new and captures 119 of the most intriguing and compelling insights from the responses we’ve received to our first question, “How can we create workplaces where every voice matters, everyone thrives and finds meaning, and change and innovation happen naturally?” It’s called the Be the Workplace of the Future NOW Series (Question 1).
I’d love to get your feedback on these updated and new resources, so we can make them better. If you’d like to get copies, please use Get In Touch to let me know.
To your great work life & success!
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