Brains on Fire Lesson #14,313: We’re in the people business. From insight to execution, the work we do starts and ends with a human-centric approach.
The same goes for our internal affairs. We really care about our people. Often described as an “island of misfit toys,” our people are the magic that brings this whole idea that is “Brains on Fire” to life. The culture of our organization lives and breathes through the connections of our team. Like any small, scrappy unit – when our team is stronger, our work is stronger. Period. A strong team has empathy and understanding for each other’s similarities and differences, and can work together better being aware of one another’s strengths and weaknesses.
Easier said than done, right? Mutual understanding doesn’t just happen; you have to create intentional time and space for these connections to be birthed. Depending on where your company’s culture lies, it can be hard to figure out where to even start.
Enter: this post. Right now. Making it easier for you. This super simple exercise is seriously painless and sure to bring you at least an inch closer together as an organization. We’re going to get your team to define and explain their top three core values.
What do we mean by “values”? The things your individual team members intrinsically believe in. Their deepest priorities. The standards by which they determine if they’re living their lives the way they want to. The measures by which they gauge their successes and failures.