Your Result

Burgeoning

Your results reveal that you are in a Burgeoning mode in the realm of human thriving at work.

Summary

A Burgeoning score indicates investment and effort in your organization, particularly in tending to cultural essentials. With several core elements of culture underway, the opportunities are huge for deepening the skills of people leaders to connect and inspire.

Do these resonate with you?

01.

Leaders have not received People Leadership training.

Often hired for their functional expertise, leaders have not received formal or informal training about the People Leadership aspects of their jobs. these leaders are often well-intended yet remain unaware of the opportunities for a more consistent, positive impact.

02.

Mission, vision, and values are clear.

The organization’s mission, vision, and values have been examined, re-visited, and live in the forefront of every employee who works there as a critical touchstone to drive certain behaviors.

03.

Mistakes are seen as learning opportunities.

Mistakes are seen as learning opportunities, and senior leaders model the organization’s written values.

04.

Gossip and complaining are common.

People often share their concerns about one another but do not bring them to one another, resulting in low psychological bravery and wasted energy.

The Hidden Secret

It’s time to come clean. In everything you’ve done so far, we’ve talked about “human thriving.” In many ways, though, you’ve just completed a culture survey.

Organizational culture is often an unhelpful jargon word. However, culture can be summarized simply in this phrase: culture is how we do things here.

Your culture is:

  • embedded in your policies, pay scales, and interpersonal dynamics at work
  • felt in your customer interactions and is a huge driver of the talent you can recruit
  • measurable but invisible
  • rooted in the beliefs and assumptions help by everyone in your organization

Culture has the capacity to supercharge your organization or, in your case, keep it stuck—and, as a result, keep you stuck running around trying to fix things that seem to break over and over again.

What if problems solved themselves?

With a robust and resilient culture supporting human thriving, problems will begin solving themselves.

Really, though, it’s your people—who are now activated and enlivened—solving their own problems without your direct intervention.

That leaves you to focus on what you need to focus on as CEO or leader: long-term strategy, success, and growth.

Are you ready to move beyond Burgeoning?

Take concrete steps to move your organization to be one that is good for people.

When people thrive at work, everyone wins.

How to move from Burgeoning to Flourishing

Building a culture of human thriving isn’t rocket science. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy, either. Your willingness to embrace the challenges and joys of shifting your workplace to be more human-centered will be essential to your success.

As a Burgeoning organization for human thriving, you are doing a lot right. The time is now to continue to build momentum to capitalize on the great start you have made. It doesn’t matter where you start, so long as you start. 

There are two main centers of effort we suggest you dig into right now. 

1. Build leaders who are good for people.

One of the most immediate causes of cultural problems is leaders who are not good for people. Often these are leaders who manipulate others, individuals who create a cut-throat competitive environment, commit outright harassment, etc. Sometimes it is not this obvious—a toxic leader could be a functional expert but might have never learned about how leading for connection and being emotionally intelligent could make a difference. As a top-level leader, you’re responsible for ensuring all the other leaders in your organization do their part to create safe, brave environments for everyone.

2. Invest in Teams Who Care.

Most of the work we execute in the workplace takes place in partnership, and yet building good teams is hard. Ideally, teams should have high trust, high psychological bravery, be able to hold accountability with compassion and more. These human skills make the biggest difference in your team’s capacity to get phenomenal results together.

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Take concrete steps to move your organization to be one that is good for people.

When people thrive at work, everyone wins.

Why Culture Matters

Sometimes knowledge helps as much as action. If you want to simply dip your toes into the world of culture, we have some exploratory resources to recommend:

Moementum Inc founder, Moe Carrick, outlines the costs and consequences of not measuring or tracking human thriving in terms or organizational health. It will orient you to our original framework (The 7 Needs Humans Have from Work) and pinpoint why it’s so important for leaders to strive to meet those needs.

Margaret Heffernan, who’s been the CEO of five successful businesses, shares why we need less tech and more messy human skills – imagination, humility, bravery – to solve problems in business, government, and life in an unpredictable age. “We are brave enough to invent things we’ve never seen before,” she says. “We can make any future we choose.” Watch this talk to inspire you to dig into the human elements that make your workplace possible and outline how to shift what you measure.

Dr. Brene’ Brown’s groundbreaking work on courage, shame, and vulnerability takes a frank look at outdated modes of interaction, communication, and leadership that do not serve human thriving. Her Netflix special provides a potent look at why courage matters to all of us as precursors to living the lives we crave.

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