Building a Workplace Community, Part III

2019-04-29T15:13:33-05:00 April 24th, 2019|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Building a Workplace Community, Part III

Karyn Twaronite’s research on workplace community discovered that 39% of respondents feel the greatest sense of workplace belonging when their colleagues check-in with them periodically. Her Harvard Business Review article provides practical tips on checking-in with colleagues effectively.

One tip was to seize the small opportunities to connect. A simple, “How are you doing?” can start conversations and a connection that shows you care.

During a challenging season, I asked an employee, “So how are you really doing?” The next morning that employee tearfully said, “Thanks for asking me how I was doing. I realized someone cared.”

Colossians 3:12 teaches, “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”

Don’t overlook the power of a simple, “How are you doing?”

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