How Human is your Workplace?

Logically of-course our workplace is human – it’s full of them!  But how many ethical, real humans work where you work?  How honest is the human behaviour that you observe?  How real are you, or are you conforming and pretending like everyone else?

Julie and Emma from Courageous Success recently spent the day in London observing the behaviour of individuals on their way in and out of their workplace.  Most appeared stressed.  Most spent the entire time on their phones.  Most were alone.

The avoidance of each other and the distraction strategies of the phone coupled with the strategic but unconscious use of gaining personal power from ‘living in the job’ were enormous.

So let’s share a little test.  We’ve come up with words that describe the old way of being in business and our challenge is that they reduce real human interaction and feeling.  As opposed to new ways of being in business which can be stable, consistent and open to everyone no matter what level they are at.  Which of these words represent your workplace? See how many of each you score as ‘yes’ for your workplace and decide how human it is…

Business The Old Way Y/N                                                   

Negative
Nameless
Pretence
Formal
Insecure
Powerless
Conformity
Hard
Disconnected
Self-protection
False
Isolating
Masked
Robotic

Business The New Way Y/N

Real
Clean
Free
Thriving
Surprising
Ethical
Daring
Fresh
Goodness
Connected
Excited
Belief
Worth
Meaning

Does it need change?

Everyone one of us can choose to become conscious humanisers and activate individual change to create a better place to work.

We’d love to hear what action you’ve taken.  Or if you’re inspired by Business The New Way and would like to find out more:

Contact us at potential@courageoussuccess.com

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