The Emotional Culture Deck can be used to stimulate meaningful discussions among leaders. Asking the question, "How do you want people to feel and not feel when they join your organisation?" can profoundly impact defining an effective onboarding strategy.
Here's why this question is so powerful:
Encourages empathy: By asking this question, leaders are prompted to put themselves in the shoes of new employees, fostering an empathetic mindset. They'll start to appreciate the emotional needs of their people and create a welcoming onboarding process that caters to those needs.
Prioritises emotional well-being: This question makes it clear that emotions count in our workplace. It underscores the importance of emotional well-being. Leaders who understand the significance of emotional well-being are more likely to create a positive work environment that supports employee engagement and satisfaction.
Clarifies expectations: The question encourages leaders to...
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Emotions are messy — they’re big, powerful, and changeable. Facts and data are much more palatable — they’re truths and we can discuss our use of them.
But if an organisation is so focused on cognitive culture, they end up neglecting emotional culture. And that’s a sure path towards burnout, resentment, and employee turnover.
Cognitive culture is easy to default to, so how can organisations get comfortable with the discomfort of building a more emotional culture? Jeremy Dean has plenty of ideas — and a deck of cards to help any group navigate the process.
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I recently stumbled across a summary of an upcoming research paper, "How Should We Feel?: Emotion Culture Crafting and its Influence on Team Process and Viability" written by Elizabeth Wolf, Jacob Levitt & Sigal Barsade, that examines the effects of Emotion Culture Crafting on team processes and viability.
The paper defines Emotion Culture as "deep basic assumptions, values and norms a social unit has about which emotions they should – or should not – express as they work together." The research argues that emotion culture crafting, which is the process of proactively designing and adjusting emotional norms for a group, is beneficial for teams as it improves psychological safety, mood, engagement, teamwork and team viability.
The study was conducted with 133 four-person teams in a laboratory setting, with teams either engaging in emotion culture crafting or a control condition. Results showed that teams that engaged in emotion culture crafting...
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As human beings, emotions play an integral role in our daily lives, both in and out of the workplace. Research shows that emotional culture can significantly impact the workplace, influencing factors such as job satisfaction, motivation, teamwork, productivity, and turnover.
Most of us have worked for a leader who created an environment that made turning up to work miserable and a chore. You probably know someone who, or maybe you've even quit a job because of the manager or leader. The plague of the emotionally unaware leader is rife across the globe. So much of the poor leadership we experience is because leaders lack emotional self-awareness and fail to understand how their mood affects the people they lead.
This phenomenon is known as Emotional contagion. Where one person's emotions directly influence those of others. “Emotions travel from person to person like a virus," says Wharton management professor Sigal Barsade, the pioneer of the field of research on the affective revolution, the study of how people and organisations are inevitably affected by the emotions of those around them.
Emotional contagion has a significant impact on the performance of a...
The ECD has become a philosophy for how we work and live. It stands against leaders and individuals who treat others like a resource or data point. It stands against those who intentionally and unintentionally suppress people in their environments. It stands against top-down authority and leadership. It stands against exclusion.
Instead, The ECD stands for people being able to speak their truth. It stands for people being able to express themselves. It stands for connection. It stands for giving people space to be heard.
I believe wholeheartedly in our mission to humanise the workplace. More than ever, people need permission and the tools to express themselves and tap their emotions to challenge and shift behaviours.
But it's not possible to do this alone.
I've received hundreds and...
Congratulations to everyone for graduating from the September Cohort of our ECD Online Masterclass and becoming Qualified Practitioners, AKA Elephant Riders!
You have all consistently and generously shown up to put in the effort and grow over the past 90 days. We're so excited to see how you continue to humanise the places we work in the future.
We now have 1022 Elephant Riders in 37 countries around the world
Thank you for joining us, Elephant Riders! You are just at the beginning. As we continue to build the world's leading community of Emotional Culture Experts, we are thankful and inspired by your generosity and curiosity.
And a big thanks to our inspiring and dedicated team of Elephant Rider Mentors, Lotty Roberts, Steven Hargreaves and Lorissa Garcia, who have continued to experiment and push the limits of what is possible, sharing their insights generously with us as well as supporting the growth, connection, and development of other Elephant Riders in...
Welcome to The F Word Magazine – Elephant Rider Year In Review 2022. R&E's mission is to humanise the workplace by getting people talking. We flip the conversations leaders, and people can have around culture, performance, experiences, and wellbeing. We give leaders a simple, proven, structured, innovative way to emotionally connect with their teams. And we give people the language they need to make that happen.
Over the past three years, our Elephant Rider Community has grown to over 1000 riders in 37 countries. This year we are excited to share a selection of Elephant Rider Stories and ECD Bright Spots from within our Community.
The F-Word Magazine showcases ECD stories and bright spots that give readers an insight into our Elephant Rider Community and their work to humanise the places we work.
Today, our community officially reached 1,000 Elephant Riders. That means 1000 people have completed The Emotional Culture Deck Masterclass.
We now have ECD Practitioners & ECD Certified Consultants in 36 countries around the globe .
It's humbling to say you'll find Elephant Riders in: New Zealand, Australia, England, Canada, United States, Singapore, Switzerland, Columbia, Oman, UAE, Germany, Romania, Ireland, Netherlands, Croatia, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, India, South Africa, Portugal, Slovenia, Finland, Norway, Malaysia, Mauritius, Hungary, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Spain, Italy, Jordan, South Korea, France, Ghana, Hong Kong, and Philippines.
The ECD is so much more than a deck of cards.
We've unexpectedly built a global community of the most human and empathetic leaders on the planet.
Thank you to every single one of our Elephant Riders for joining us on our mission to humanise the workplace.
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