Last week, our Customer Success Team led another Lunch and Learn for the managers in our user community. In Combat Turnover with a Winning Culture, we set out to define relatedness, identify best practices for boosting feelings of relatedness in the culture, and explore effective strategies for cultivating a culture in hybrid/multi-site organizations. We closed the Self-Determination Theory Lunch and Learn series with a reminder of the Truvelop tools and resources available to Managers that can help to strengthen their relationships on the front line. Here is a quick summary from the meeting:
Relatedness in the Workplace
It’s important for Employees to feel connected to their environment and those in it. If the Employee doesn’t feel supported or valued by their Manager, team, organization, it’s going to be hard to stay motivated and engaged. Additionally, if the people around the employee are not inspiring or empowering, the employee may not feel a strong sense of purpose. All of these factors can affect an employee’s intention to stay with an organization, their productivity, and their overall perception of their experience.
Organizational Relatedness in Hybrid/Multi-Site Companies
One of the biggest barriers that managers are facing is connecting individual and team relationships back to the larger organizational culture. This is especially challenging for Managers who are in remote or multi-site organizations that don’t have a lot of interdepartmental collaboration. When there isn’t a clear hub or mission/purpose to connect back to, it can be difficult to be the bridge for organizational culture and the individual employee experience. However, there are some approaches that may help to fill that gap, such as holding regular check-ins, celebrating progress, emphasizing employee impact, and connect individual purpose back to the organization’s mission, vision, and values.
Employees leave Managers, not organizations, so it’s crucial to have managers that put the time and energy into building relationships with each of their direct reports. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for a Manager connecting with their team, so it’s all about how they can lay an open foundation that ensures trust and support between themselves and their team.
A strong relationship at the front line means more organizational trust, stronger engagement and motivation, and greater employee retention. The best possible employee experience starts with the Manager!
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