The holiday season brings images of family gatherings and friends celebrating. It is a time to reflect on what is truly important, our values, and our connection to others. As a leader, focusing on belonging, cooperation, and connection can create powerful teamwork leading to high-performance.
Community and belonging are basic needs and important values. When these needs are met, people are inspired, involved, and engaged. When your team feels connected to each other, there is a sense of meaning and purpose. Everyone feels as if they matter. This leads to employee satisfaction, increased productivity, and performance.
What you will learn:
1. How to create a sense of community and belonging
2. How to create a sense of mattering and being valued
3. How to create cooperation on your team
“If workers feel like they belong, companies reap substantial bottom-line benefits. High belonging was linked to a whopping 56% increase in job performance, a 50% drop in turnover risk, and a 75% reduction in sick days. For a 10,000-person company, this would result in annual savings of more than $52M.” HBR. The Value of Belonging at Work. December 16, 2019.