iT’S PAST 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?
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As a service of the Governor’s Results Washington Office, we offer resources to help you strengthen your workplace to make it more human-centered for team members and for customers, Washingtonians. Check out the resources below to get started!
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LeaRN ABOUT RESEARCH ON lOVE AND fEAR AT WORK supported by results Washington
To understand the impact of fear and of love on people at work, we asked people to tell us their stories. They did and continue to, and we’re convinced of the high cost of fear and the huge benefits of love