We just posted a video on LinkedIn describing how, as we work on tech & process projects with our Clients, we’ve had some really cool & insightful conversations with our Clients as they debate what their return to work space looks like. They’ve asked us what we think – and, regardless of hybrid, on-site or permanent remote\home, we like to ask them what communications in their workspace looks like today.
We’ve all got challenges.
Here’s 3, proven, things we ask them to try.
First – Implement One on Ones and make sure they’re about HOW someone is doing not WHAT. They’re not a supplement or replacement for status reports, they’re an intentional weekly 30 minute opportunity for peers, leaders and contributors to connect, build rapport and build trust.
This leads to the second ask – create a brutally candid and psychologically safe work space. This is about leveraging that trust and rapport to move away from recrimination and inspection to really focus and drive solutions, especially when crisis or disruption hits.
Finally, the third ask. Learning to and accepting managing upwards. So very few organizations do this but, combined with the above, it’s an incredibly powerful method that leads to cost avoidance, increased efficacy and surprising insights. It’s also a great way to make tribal knowledge locked in people’s heads common knowledge.
These three asks can really supercharge your work space, regardless of what form it takes today, tomorrow and in the future.
Take a look at our video post on LinkedIN. We would be really curious to find out what you think – or how this has worked for you if you’ve tried it.