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Community Conversation 1 and Walkthroughs

It Starts With You!

Aspirational Culture Statement: “Student Affairs is a great workplace where staff trust the people they work with, take pride in what they do, and feel a sense of community in support of the student experience.” GO BIG Logo

 

Workplace cultures evolve when organizations focus on it! Every day, the behaviors and interactions of employees can create, sustain, or change workplace culture. The 50+ members of our Go Big Staff Initiative team have been researching best practices and laying the foundation for an intentional culture based on pride, trust and community. Every interaction, meeting, and email has become an opportunity for us to craft culture and drive engagement. These culture activists have been widening the circle of involvement by tabling at “Thanks to You,”conducting 18 marketing caravans, disseminating a culture survey yielding 533 responses, hosting a senior leader alignment retreat, and publishing a weekly GO BIG blog!

 

 

Community Conversation 1

October 5, 2015, 10:00am - 3:00pm, Clark Kerr Conference Center

Approximately 150+ staff attended Community Conversation 1 at the Clark Kerr Conference Center. The purpose was to engage a critical mass of Student Affairs staff in co-creating a future vision for our workplace culture and facilitating strategic alignment at all levels. 9 strategic organizational values were discovered to support our aspirational culture: “Student Affairs is a great workplace where staff trust the people they work with, take pride in what they do, and feel a sense of community in support of the student experience.” Check out our GO BIG blog for an overview of the day!

 

Best moments and highlights

 

Community Walkthroughs

November 18, 2015, 9:45am - 11:00am & 1:45pm -3:00pm in Unit 1 APR

 

Community Conversation Model

 

Culture Watchlist

Great Place to Work Model

Great Place to Work Institute co-founder Robert Levering discusses how after 25 years of researching the best companies to work for around the world, that high levels of trust between employees and managers is the main element found in great workplaces.

 

Everyday Leadership

We have all changed someone's life - usually without even realizing it. In this funny talk, Drew Dudley calls on us ot celebrate leadership as the everyday act of improving each other's lives.

 

The Happy Secret to Better Work

In this fast-moving and entertaining TED talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity.

 

Power of Vulnerability

Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research.

 

Mercedes-Benz, USA

2014 'We Love Our Workplace' Video Contest Finalist, by Great Place to Work US

NPR TED Radio Hour

Is The Professional Pecking Order Doing More Harm Than Good?