Paul, myself, our readers: we’ve all been incredibly busy this week.
Busy with work, busy with learning to navigate this new normal, busy with everything that comes with a global pandemic crisis - all while trying to stay healthy and sane.
Paul and I understand that learning about company culture might not be the most riveting piece of content you’re going to consume today, given the push-notifications you’re likely receiving at regular intervals.
But, now more than ever, striking while the iron is hot is what is going to separate the pack from the herd in terms of taking on these new challenges.
Paul shared some words of wisdom
earlier this week on LinkedIn concerning Company Culture at a time like this, and he’s offered TCE some more food-for-thought for our readers:
A situation like this brings out the best in people: it’s a good moment to give even more space to people’s creativity, agency, and empowerment. Consider it as a practice in leadership: trust, let go and support.
We are all leaders, this is a moment to flourish and let flourish: Look again at people’s strengths and let them take up new responsibilities. It is not without reason that we work with leadership styles in our team scan, which we link to the different goals of a team.
Some people want immediate action, others need time to reflect. Give them the time. Make sure there is room for empathy to understand each other. Bring the pieces together when the time is right.
A thriving culture enables new connections.
This is especially a time with more clear common goals and motivations than ever.
Each person has an even keel now that the physical barriers are equal between departments and seniority - It’s a perfect time to connect people in unexpected ways.
Why? Because this situation needs unexpected new connections and creative solutions, we won’t find them if we keep working along the “how we’ve always done it” methods.
Take advantage of this imposed reset, take advantage of this time where everyone is working from home to establish your company culture in your messaging, your video-chats, and empowering everyone to express their own agency during these trying times.
Take care of yourself, your culture, and each other.