085: Listen Generously for Cultural Change
Greg Newell is the President of Nave Newell, a civil engineering firm. Greg’s company has 35 employees, and this will be the 25th year he has been in business. However, three years ago, Greg incorporated a new strategy to bring more engagement, and fun, into the workforce. What kind of benefits has he seen since incorporating these strategies? Let’s find out, on this week’s episode!
*Greg dives in and explains what his company, Nave Newell, is about!
*Nave Newell has 30 fundamentals that Greg and his team stand by. It may sound long, but they are critical for Greg’s company.
*Many people aren’t aware that they’re bad listeners. This is hard, because if we don’t know this, then we can’t change it.
*There’s a big disconnection between work and home. The two need to be intertwined. When you’re happy at work, you’re happy at home, too.
*There’s just more to it than receiving a paycheck, and optimizing company systems. Your team needs to feel valued.
*Strong leaders can accept and listen to different points of view. Strong leaders want to hear your thoughts.
*Greg shares an important story about one of his staff engineers, who has been with the company for a year.
*Company culture has to be built into the fabric of the company. Fundamental principles have to be consistently implemented in order to see effective change.
*Greg thinks about ways he can reinforce and strengthen his company culture everyday.
*Greg has a ‘Director of Fun’ position, and that person is in charge of making the workforce engaging and, well, fun!
*How does Greg evaluate whether this cultural strategy is working or not?
*People want to be acknowledged, and they want to know they are valued.
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Email Greg: firstname.lastname@example.org