Create a Connected Workforce Through Culture and Actions

Connected Workforce

Create a Connected Workforce Through Culture and Actions

When I google connected workforce the results refer to the technology that connects us. It is true, the power of the organization lies in the ability to connect its workforce. However, it is the ties that bind us to each other that give the organization its true power.

In a disconnected workforce, someone has a bad day and everyone looks around asking each other, “What’s up with them?”

In a connected workforce, someone has a bad day and someone brings them coffee and someone else asks them to go for a walk so they can talk offline.

In a disconnected workforce, when people are working overtime to finish a project, no one notices.

In a connected workforce, fellow employees leave notes of encouragement.

In a disconnected workforce, stress is considered part of the job.

In a connected workforce, a fellow employees says let me make you a cup of coffee.

In a disconnected workforce, the messenger is shot.

In a connected workforce, you thank the person who brought the error to your attention.

In a disconnected workforce, people are throwing each other under the bus.

In a connected workforce, people are fighting over who will die on the sword.

In a disconnected workforce, someone has a birthday and no one notices.

In a connected workforce, there are well wishes, cards, and cake to celebrate the day.

In a disconnected workforce, when there is a gap between what was promised and what was delivered, we blame the people.

In a connected workforce, where there is a gap between what was promised and what was delivered we verify if there was a problem with the process or an unrealistic expectation first.

You see, the solution to a disconnected workforce lies with each of us. We are as disconnected as we choose to be. If we are divided, if you walk to me and I walk toward you we meet in the middle. We connect a workforce one kind word, one kind act, one open door, one thank you for a job well done, one well deserved compliment at a time. Each and every one of us is responsible for the corporate culture.

Today is the first day of the rest of your career! Make it a great one.