8 Playbooks to get your team’s culture totally, 100% aligned.
Has transitioning from full-time at the office to work-from-home to a quasi hybrid model thrown your team for an absolute loop? If you answered yes to this question, you’re not alone.
Better yet, you may share this sentiment, “The pandemic was meant to change work, but what have we got so far? Free pizza.” You can thank The Guardian for that enlightening take on what corporate defines as culture building and engagement. Boy, do we have a lot of work to do.
Believe it or not, at the end of the day, your people don’t really give a sh*t about trips to Cabo, kombucha on tap, or fancy workspaces.
If you need any proof of that, just ask the folks down at WeWork, the so-called “paragon of company culture,” where the company’s valuation recently fell from a whopping $47B to less than $3B. Did I mention that it happened in a matter of one year?
In other words, cheap perks and pizza are not the answer. Thanks anyways, Adam.
Fortunately, these 8 Playbooks contain none of those things. Instead, we provide real solutions to help get your team aligned and committed to the mission at hand. After all, alignment is key to building a gritty and adaptable organization.
Defining an ethical framework for your workplace will promote greater alignment within your team and organization; ushering in a new era of democracy, civility, and safety. Having a framework that promotes ethical practices and creates shared language and understanding between team members makes for a safer, more trustworthy environment.
Let's get to writing!
P.S. If you don't know where to start, you can look up the code of conduct for your specific profession or organization!
Robert H. Schuller once said, “All it takes is one idea to solve an impossible problem.” Today, as a team, make innovation an essential part of your business model.
It’s been shown, time and time again, that the best, most innovative ideas for a business will come from those closest to its products and consumers.
Here's to innovation!
Look, your team is doing good. Actually, if I'm being totally honest, you’re all doing really great.
Because of that, we suggest that you take some time to identify a service opportunity within your community that you can sponsor not just with prayers and well wishes, but with your time and effort.
You’ve got this! Where will your impact be felt?
Listen here, this playbook isn’t meant to eliminate meetings entirely. Rather, it will give everyone a bit more time to do their work in peace. No unnecessary Zoom fatigue and no distractions. Just gritty, nose to the grindstone kind of work.
So, how will your team lean down on unnecessary meeting time?
Loneliness can be devastating to a person's health. They’ve found that it’s as bad as smoking up to 15 cigarettes a day. In order to combat loneliness and help your team become better overall, we suggest that you establish mentor/mentee relationships throughout your team and organization.
These relationships are designed to help bolster camaraderie, functional redundancy, upskilling, and overall badassery. This should be fun!
Ray Dalio - founder of Bridgewater Associates - believes that you should create an environment of radical candor, where even the big bosses accept honest, and sometimes brutal feedback from their employees. Use this strategy to create an environment of giving direct feedback in a way that also conveys care and respect for team well-being.
If you need to know why radical candor and feedback are a must have, just read Kim Scott's book. Here's what she has to say on the matter, “You may be worried about earning their respect, and that’s natural. Unfortunately, though, being overly focused on respect can backfire because it’ll make you feel extra defensive when criticized. If, on the other hand, you can listen to the criticism and react well to it, both trust and respect will follow.”
Building trust as a part of your culture starts with spreading some team love and all the feels. Shoot out an email, or better yet, schedule a team call where you spread the love.
Making time to promote emotional safety, especially during a high-stress period of time, has been shown to elevate communication, trust, synergy, and allow for better work with much less friction.
Trust us - it'll keep everyone out of the weeds. So, go show some love for one another and you'll see how much better things can be!
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to workshop with your team to either reimagine or recommit to the mission at hand. Sometimes it's nice to hit that refresh button. We promise, this message will not self-destruct in 5 seconds.
Did you just start a new project? Have you been anxiously chipping away at an old one without any results? Bring everyone together and discuss business-related and personal fears regarding the task at hand.
Doing so will help your team reimagine or recommit to your respective mission.
Choosing a Playbook to best support your team and knowing the right Playbook for the right team are two very different things. Luckily for you — LEON has taken employee well-being and performance to whole other level. Here’s a step-by-step on how to use Playbooks within LEON.
1. Get started with LEON and launch to your team - It's only $450 for an admin account, and $99 for each additional manager!
2. Gather the data - After you launch, LEON will roll out a series of "check-ins" with your team. This will give us the data insights we need to start providing you the manager with Playbook recommendations.
3. Check your Growth Windows - this is where the magic happens. Windows tells you the exact teams that need support or challenged. That way, each separate teams gets exactly what they need, when they need it.
4. Pick your Playbook - Our algorithm will recommend a series of Playbook based on data science. From there pick your Playbook, and send it out to your team! In one click you can start and invite your team directly through your dashboard.
5. Boom. We see a happier and healthier team of employees in your future.