Engagement: Put Your Whole Self In

Organizations need people to transform goals into realities. No longer can leaders solely focus on extrinsic incentives like pay, benefits and titles. Most employees and other stakeholders are looking to bring more of their whole selves to work, for their employers to value their experiences, their cultures and their perspectives.

The Gallup Organization reports that the vast majority of employees are disengaged - checked-out, looking for jobs with companies that not only align with their values, but where their voices will matter. This is not a millennial trend. This is an ideological shift. This is like the Hokey Pokey: You put yourwhole self in.

Two years ago, an African-American woman wrote about her office going silent after Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Walter Scott, and Freddie Gray were murdered. The focus of the article was the demoralizing and deleterious effects of silence or what Mary-Frances Winters explains as stunting our potential in We Can't Talk About That At Work.

14 Words for Love is committed to both right- and left-brain thinking, what Brene Brown calls wholeheartedness, the full spirit of engagement from everyone in your workforce. All groups, all identities.

14 Words for Love, we offer virtual or face-to-face engagement expertise to any organization or group. Some consulting services examples:

  • How creativity can spark (and sustain) engagement
  • If everyone has a seat at the table, why isn't everyone talking?
  • Non-violent communication: the foundation of inclusive cultures
  • How to work through culture change when not everyone wants to change
  • Paradox of social identities: Belonging matters. But I'm more than my group.

Of course, we can also share ideas and suggestions about when and how to start your own 14 Words for Love event.

Whether you have begun to build a more inclusive culture or you don't know where to start, reach out to us jodi@14wordsforlove.com. A brief bio about Jodi here.

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