First, let me ask you this: Do you, like many, struggle with defining and refining your organisation’s culture? And, are the organisation’s people united around that culture?
The mess of wires in the above pic reminds me of what happens in many businesses I have observed. Somehow we get the job done; by cobbling together a “solution”, the power somehow gets through! But we know there is a much better, more efficient way. Uniting employees around culture is a good start.
Your organisation’s culture is based wholly and solely on character. Whether you like it or not, whether it is good or bad, look to the character of your business leaders. By the word “leaders” I do not mean just the person at the very top; think of people in any position of major influence. There you will find the culture of your business. IT IS THAT SIMPLE.
Your Winning Combination: Your Character And Your WHY
Steven Farrugia established ShareTree in 2012 as a way to unite and align business around purpose, vision and values. His research, which weighed heavily on the science of lean six-sigma and innovation, reinforced the principle that the culture of any organisation is tied to the character of its leaders.
For an organisation, the key value of Sharetree is its application to helping businesses clearly articulate their “WHY”.
Simon Sinek explains the value of your “WHY” very well in his famous TED talk “Start with Why”: People don’t care about what you do, but they care about WHY you do what you do.
(This video has over 11 million views. If you have not seen it yet, or want to refresh your memory, watch it here https://youtu.be/qp0HIF3SfI4)
Very few Australian businesses set themselves apart by articulating WHY they are in business. We all know WHAT we do and HOW we do it. But, WHY do we do it (beyond making a profit)? How clear are you and your people about it?
Articulating your WHY as a business can be a struggle. The ShareTree process and tools make it a lot easier and authentic. Their real time digital platform aims to assist leaders and employees to reinforce the values underpinning a business WHY. These values are based around character, not results. The outcome is the development of a culture of unity and engagement.
Turbo-charging How We Improve Employee Engagement And Business Performance
As many of you would know, “Be Engaged” is one of my catch cries when Bridgeworks partners with businesses to transform performance. Lift engagement, and you’ll lift innovation, morale and bottom line.
The Gallup Report 2018, quoted “Only 14% of employees in Australia & New Zealand are engaged in their jobs”.
Indeed, the report has found that Australian workplaces are amongst the worst in the world when it comes to employee engagement and satisfaction; specifically employees report a lack of respect and little opportunity for collaboration.
Such facts sowed the seeds for Sharetree as a methodology in building sustainable businesses. They are also the reason for Bridgeworks commitment to transform performance through AN ENGAGED CULTURE, INSPIRING LEADERS, & EFFECTIVE TEAMS.
ShareTree and Bridgeworks are both about enabling organisations to become high-performing through team culture, engagement and leadership mindset.
In particular, ShareTree’s excellent team building tools complement what Bridgeworks does. That is why becoming accredited by ShareTree makes a lot of sense. And it is happening this week!
As a result, next week you will see additional tools and services on Bridgeworks’ website. We will continue our longstanding use of tools like DISC based leadership experience programs, the engagement matrix and the team health check. Bridgeworks will complement their power by using ShareTree tools to strengthen your ability to directly impact your business triple bottom lines (TBL) – economic, environmental and social bottom lines
Unite Your People Around Your Organisation’s Culture
If you are keen to better articulate your purpose and the application of your values, explore your business WHY and how to unite/align your leaders and employees by doing so. Contact Wayne Dyson.