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People are expecting more out of their work environments than ever. For most people, it is not enough to just bring home a paycheck. We want to contribute. Read on for ways we can create a more meaningful workplace.

3 ways to create a more Meaningful Workplace

I want to make a difference. Do you?

I have worked with a lot of people over the years, and I believe that most people want to make a difference. Those that don’t have often become jaded and disillusioned with their boss, the workplace culture or office politics.

In a way, we have to work at keeping our workplace culture alive and thriving, just as we have to keep putting energy into our marriages, families and friendships.

In our day and age, it’s just not enough to bring home a paycheck and call it a day. Indeed, we might say there is a revival in terms of finding meaning at work.

As much as I hear people complain about “Millenials” in the workplace, one thing that I know about the youngest generation in the workplace is that they want more. They want more meaning, more input, more job satisfaction and they want to use their skills to contribute.

Workplaces have a growing pressure to create an environment where people can contribute their best. Following are three tips to create a culture that fosters the quest for meaning.

3 ways to create a more Meaningful Workplace

1. Create an environment that fosters innovation

People need a place to bring their ideas and have them heard and valued. Years ago I started my own company because the company I was consulting for did not have room for others’ ideas and innovations.

If you are going to cultivate innovation, it has to be safe to “fail”. How can you encourage people to take risks? What forum do you have for people to share innovative business solutions?

At Transformative Training we can incorporate some fun exercises in Improv theatre to help you cultivate more innovation, fun and risk into your company culture.

2. Make sure your leaders have coaching skills

There is a difference between leading, managing and coaching. Coaching assumes that the employee is competent and can come up with their own solutions when given thought provoking questions.

Coaching is based on creating a vision for the future, and supporting the employee to live into that vision through working towards concrete goals.

Do your leaders have coaching training?

At Transformative Training, we can help train your leaders how to integrate coaching skills into their management tools.

3. Value and support employee development

One of the main complaints I hear from employees is that there are not enough opportunities for ongoing growth and development.

In large companies, there may be a clear path towards growth and promotion. In medium and smaller companies there may not be as much opportunity for formal promotion. In this case, employees still need ongoing professional development to feel valued and grow their skills.

Do you provide ongoing professional development support? Do employees have access to training or a stipend to find their own training classes?

We provide coaching and a wide variety of leadership development programs to support your team. We look forward to helping you create a more Meaningful Workplace.

At Transformative Training, we support your growth as a leader as a team and as an organization with our 25 years experience in the field. We believe every leader, team and organization needs support in growing and expanding. Let us know if we can support you!

For your growth,

Jeannie Gunter, MA, PCC
Facilitator, Coach, Trainer, Consultant
Founder, Transformative Training
303 653-3097

Jeannie Gunter, MA

Jeannie Gunter, MA

Founder, Transformative Solutions

303 653-3097

Jeannie works with a wide variety of clients to help them increase their team effectiveness and leadership capacity in their teams. She has worked both nationally and internationally as an organizational consultant, facilitator, speaker and wilderness guide.

With a strong background in group dynamics, over the past 20 years Jeannie has guided hundreds of teams in a wide variety of organizations to successful outcomes in team, personal and professional development.


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