A Simple Exercise To Increase Retention And Camaraderie

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All of my culture work and guidance falls under three pillars: having your team feel that they are known, they matter and they are included.

The exercise I’m going to share with you supports the second two pillars.  It deepens mutual respect by clarifying what it means and what it looks like to support co-workers in feeling a sense of belonging.

This simple exercise comes from an educator and student training company called On Course Workshop that helps colleges improve student success and retention. It’s called “Mattering vs. Marginalizing” based on the work of Nancy K. Schlossberg. This exercise, applied to your workplace, supports the same outcomes: employee success and employee retention.

Here’s a shortened description of the exercise adopted for the workplace.

Enjoy!

PS If you haven’t grabbed your copy of Culture Works yet, or you want to learn more about the three pillars, click here to see the different purchase options.

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Kris Boesch is the CEO and Founder of Choose People, a company that transforms company cultures, increases employee happiness and boosts the bottom-line. She is a nationally renowned speaker and workplace culture expert.  Boesch is also the author of Culture Works: How to Create Happiness in the Workplace and developer of the Choose People 360° Culture Audit. Kris is also a proud mother, dancing diva and dog lover.

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Kris Boesch
Kris Boesch is the CEO and Founder of Choose People, a company that transforms company cultures, increases employee happiness and boosts the bottom-line. She is a nationally renowned speaker and workplace culture expert. Kris is also a proud mother, dancing diva and dog lover. Check out Kris's book "Culture Works: How to Create Happiness in the Workplace" at https://www.CultureWorksBook.com, for more fabulous leadership tips and tools. Learn more about Kris's company at https://www.ChoosePeople.com or book Kris to speak at your next event at https://www.KrisBoesch.com!