New Gemba Academy Podcast just released!
As part of his live AME San Diego (Association for Manufacturing Excellence) podcast series, Ron Pereira, co-founder and partner at Gemba Academy interviewed Results Washington’s Renée Smith for an episode called, “How to Make Work More Human.” In the podcast Renee turned the tables and asks Ron to share an experience with love and fear. His compelling and very human story gives insights into the potential we all have to really change lives. Listen here.
It's time to decrease fear and increase love at work.
After all, we are people, working with people, serving people. We are not cogs or machines or objects or even resources. We are human. And we humans are at our best when we are psychologically safe. This basic acceptance, respect, and sense of belonging is a state of love, one of two primary human emotional conditions. The other is fear, which brings on rejection, indifference, alienation, worry, withdrawal, anger, uncertainty.
When we feel loved, cared for, and respected, we settle in. We feel safe, committed, and at ease to be ourselves. And then we humans do incredible things...
We serve, we invent, we collaborate. We solve, we contribute, we improve.
We all fundamentally want to know what we are doing matters. Building a loving, human-centered workplace creates the conditions to give and be and do our very best.
Why wouldn't we make work more human?
Join the movement of people in government and business too who are creating a more human workplace. Check out the two blogs (Make Work More Human and Everywhere I Go), News, Support Services, A Human Workplace Community and more for inspiration, resources, training, and support.
read the blog for a new view
Each week on the Make Work More Human blog you'll find new ideas on decreasing fear and indifference at work, and increasing love and safety. Ponder, explore, be inspired. And join the conversation.