As leaders, we need to create a safe and welcoming environment in our organisations – a culture of inclusion. Not only it is the right thing to do, it turns out it is also good for business.
Many of us are still leading teams remotely. With all the video conference calls we need to be on, there is a chance we are pulling back from some of the critical opportunities that create connection.
A recent report by Michelle McQuaid and her colleagues at The Wellbeing Lab provided some interesting insights on how communities can increase the wellbeing of their members. The report confirmed that leaders have a big influence on the wellbeing of those who they lead. The interesting aspect was that the impact was actually greater on the leader themselves. There are two actions you, as a leader, can take on right away.
What do you look for when bringing a new member into your team? When we focus on the way they will fit into the current team, we are limiting our ability to take the team to the next level.