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February 2024 – Adopt a Human-Centric Approach

Hello Managers!

Last month, we challenged you to reflect on the type of manager you want to be in 2024. Let’s continue that thought process and explore the difference between a grind culture and a human-centric culture. As you think about the year ahead and what will inspire your team to perform at their best, consider the balance between personal and business goals. Are they aligned? Or is one weighed more heavily?

Truvelop Tip: Adopt a Human-Centric Approach to Business 

First, what is a human-centric culture? According to Fast Company, a human-centric culture sees employees as multi-faceted human beings with intricate and personalized strengths, needs, and aspirations. When organizations advocate for their people, then they can inspire loyalty, innovation, and productivity.

This contrasts with a grind culture, which asks people to go above and beyond all the time to hit the highest possible numbers for the company, treating them as cogs in a machine.

So, what should you be prioritizing as a manager to promote a human-centric culture? 

  • Inclusivity – encourage feelings of belonging by promoting a welcoming environment. Encourage your team to share their thoughts and follow-up on ideas to show your team that they matter, they’re valued, and they can make an impact.
  • Empathy – it goes without saying, but treat your people like people. Offer support when they’re struggling, recognize and appreciate their efforts, and celebrate their wins.
  • Development – employees want to feel a sense of purpose in their work. Whether they are working towards a promotion or feel a strong connection to the organization’s mission and vision, it’s important that employees feel a sense of urgency when it comes to their growth. Additionally, as a leader, be sure to emphasize opportunities for training or promotion. Show your team that you’re invested in their growth and development.

With Truvelop, you have a variety of tools at your fingertips to drive a human-centric culture. From data-driven Evaluation summaries to guide a 1:1 development conversation, to Sparking for recognition, to Surveying for ways you can better support your team, you can create the culture that you want for your people.

Updated on February 7, 2024
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