You can download The Emotional Culture Deck for free, and that will give you a taste of the potential of the #1 game in the world for better workplace culture. You can buy your own Deck and work with our sanely simple card game to explore, understand and map your emotions and those of your team or organisation. But to really make the most of The Emotional Culture Deck, enrol in our Online Masterclass Course and put yourself enroute to mastery.
If you're looking to unlock your full emotional potential and/or create a more emotionally connected workplace, The ECD Online Masterclass Course strikes the perfect balance between lessons and actions to ensure an enjoyable and enriching learning experience:
Bite-sized videos explain The ECD in a structured and easy-to-follow way
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"The conversation about emotional culture is so powerful and yet an often neglected aspect of the workplace. I hope you take so much away from Jeremy's insights and practical advice, highlighting the power of emotions in driving human behaviour and culture. It's clear that by embracing emotional culture, organisations can not only navigate change more effectively but also create a healthier and more empathetic work environment."
The recent Hui for Senior Teachers from the National Kindergartens Association was a phenomenal success, thanks to the incorporation of The Emotional Culture Deck. This unique tool proved to be a game-changer for 50 passionate educators looking to advance both personally and professionally.
In this episode of Let Go & Lead, Jeremy Dean, Founder and Master Gamemaker at riders&elephants, talks with Maril about the elephant in the room of corporate culture: emotion.
Emotion is core to belief, which is core to motivating people. Yet often, when undertaking a culture change or business transformation, leaders will start by thinking about the values and behaviors they desire; not how they want people to feel. Why is this? Because emotions are hard to talk about. Jeremy’s organization has found success making it easier through an unusual method: “gamifying” the conversation through a card game for organizations.
Let Go & Lead is a leadership community created by Maril MacDonald, founder and CEO of Gagen MacDonald. Maril brings together provocateurs, pioneers, thought leaders and those leading the conversation around culture, transformation and change.
Over the course of the...
I'm on a journey to become a Certified ECD Consultant, and part of that journey has been in the power of sharing the Emotional Culture Deck cards with leaders and unlocking the impact of crafting workplace cultures factoring emotions.
Over the last month, I've chatted with leaders in the NFP sector, the volunteering community, business owners, entrepreneurs, and leaders of teams in corporate environments.
All these leaders are experts in their own fields and have similar and yet different needs for themselves and for their teams or stakeholders that they're working with.
Playing with the ECD cards unlocked powerful conversations of self-awareness and reflection, and passion for how they want their people to feel, connect, and be motivated.
For me, I think about workplace culture as 'what we do and how we treat each other each day at work'. It's a combination of Emotions + Beliefs + Actions = Culture.
For even the most cynical and rational individuals, understanding and addressing emotional culture in the workplace is essential for success. Research has shown that emotional culture influences employee satisfaction, burnout, absenteeism, teamwork, and financial performance. The Emotional Culture Deck, a powerful and innovative tool, can help you tap into this often-overlooked aspect of organisational culture. Read on to learn about the research-backed benefits of using The Emotional Culture Deck in your organisation.
Numerous studies have established a strong connection between emotional culture and employee satisfaction. When employees feel valued, supported, and understood, they are more likely to be satisfied with their jobs. The Emotional Culture Deck fosters open conversations about emotions, helping to create a workplace environment where employees feel heard and acknowledged. This heightened satisfaction can lead to...
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...
This article was written by Claire Marriott and originally posted on LinkedIn here.
As we continue to try and navigate these unprecedented times, we can firmly hold onto strategies such as the setting of smart goals. This gives the organisation, its respective individuals, and teams something concrete to work towards and help them steer through. When it comes to goal setting though how might we do this better? we talk about SMART and motivating goals yet how often do we really connect in with our emotions and how we feel about our goals.
Setting the right goals may seem like an easy thing to do, but in practice while it’s a goal and it follows all of the SMART measures, an emphasis on targets and challenges that people need to work towards, we can often find is there is no energy towards actually achieving these. For goals to help us learn and grow we have to be motivated by them. When it comes to motivation our emotions act as the guide, they...
In conjunction with Cricket Wellington Inc, we’ve been working on the design of a free schools ECD Pilot Programme. Our goal is to make the world-leading culture work we’ve done with the Wellington Firebirds & Blaze cricket teams available to every school in the world for free!
Yesterday we wrapped up the first ECD Schools Pilot Programme with Wellington College Cricket 1st X1.
The reactions and engagement with this game never cease to amaze me.
Over the last month, we’ve seen young men be open and vulnerable with each other. One student told us “it’s helped them speak their truth” with each other.
Check out what some of the students said they liked about their experiences over the past month…who said young adults aren’t able to express themselves!
But the thing we’re most proud of is how we’re using sport as a vehicle to increase the social-emotional learning of our young people.
Thank you Wellington College,...
Here’s what Jeremy discussed in his conversation with Lauren Parsons on her ThriveTV Show: