We’re hard-wired to connect. And when we don’t, it hurts. Social pain is real.
Emotions both support and provide a barrier to connection, yet we rarely see the two words ‘emotion’ and ‘business’ in the same sentence. Traditionally we don’t talk about our feelings at work, so we often leave them at home.
A ‘business person’ is defined as someone undertaking activities to fuel business growth and development. A ‘humanitarian’ is someone seeking to promote human welfare. The two are usually seen as mutually exclusive, but why? The two together make the perfect combination to drive connection and therefore high performance.
We use simple frameworks to support conversations, access emotions and increase connection.
The Rising Vibrational Scale is the backbone model of our brand and is used to enable acknowledgement of how we are really feeling. It provides a language to articulate emotion, challenges the acknowledgement of your starting point and shifts your thinking with a series of coaching questions. Change the thought, change the feeling.
We use the 5C’s framework alongside the scale to bring simple and practical application of
connection to the business world:
- Clarity – do you know what is expected of you?
- Capability – do you know what you need to know and can you do what you need to do?
- Confidence – how confident do you feel to deliver this?
- Connection – do you know how your role impacts business results?
- Care About – do you feel cared about within the business?
This enables a conversation with a clear business frame, and at the same time checks in around emotion.
Connection in the workplace rarely happens immediately, so showing commitment and using such tools as these consistently on a regular basis is critical to achieving results.
The CIPD’s Festival of Work (12-13 June 2019, Olympia London, www.festivalofwork.com) promises to be a landmark event for both people professionals and business leaders. By focusing on the most innovative strategies in management, technology and learning, the festival will help you, and 7,000 of your colleagues, to harness the latest transformations and drive a human future of work. With 7,000+ attendees, 130+ inspiring speakers, filled with inspirational live experiences and challenging ideas, it’s the ultimate celebration of people in the workplace.
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