I like this post as it highlights this: when there is connection between people in an organization, there is effectiveness. When it is not, no matter what strategies used, it is not. Let’s work on strengthening connection among people within organizations!
No One Needs Effectiveness
Let’s face it. Few indeed are the executives, managers, investors and even workers who see more effectiveness – more effective ways of working, less waste, quicker delivery, lower costs – as the answer to getting their own personal needs met. As a relevant personal strategy.
Here’s just a few of the needs I’ve seen improved effectiveness meet, on those rare occasions where it has happened:
Affection, appreciation, autonomy, belonging, cooperation, communication, closeness, community, companionship, compassion, consideration, consistency, ego, empathy, inclusion, intimacy, love, mutuality, respect/self-respect, safety, security, stability, support, to know and be known, to see and be seen, to understand and be understood, trust, movement/exercise, safety, authenticity, integrity, presence, joy, humour, beauty, ease, equality, harmony, inspiration, order, choice, freedom, independence, space, spontaneity, awareness, celebration of life, challenge, clarity, competence, consciousness, contribution, creativity, discovery, mastery, artistry, growth, hope, learning, participation, purpose, self-expression, stimulation, to matter, understanding.
Some pay lip-service to effectiveness on behalf of that faceless thing…
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