Transparency, Healing Organizations, and Purpose

How can transparency transform you and your organization? Could it help you become a “healing organization”? And it’s been said, I think a million times, how important a clear purpose is for your journey and the health of your organization. In this news update let’s look at (hear) a few things that caught my attention and you may find inspiring as you look to move your company to one that is able to balance profit and the human side of your business.

This content is also going to be in my newsletter that I send out very infrequently because of time and I get so many emails. I’m trying to stay out of your inbox as much as possible. Saying that, please join the email community list. Also, if you want more interactive interactions, go and join the Inspired and Intentional Business Podcast group on Facebook. 

Now to the latest in Inspired and Intentional organizations.

Backblaze’s CEO and co-founder Gleb Budman talks about how transparency has helped them as a relative new company. They shared many things, that in their industry, was radical at the time. Very detailed operational data. They did this to begin to build trust because they were new. He shares five tips to consider when thinking transparency for your company.

From the 10X Show with Dan Sullivan and Joe Polish: “Michael Fishman believes that transparency is the most important value in his life and business. For him, business is about long lasting relationships (that will increase the bottom line).” Another company and another CEO talk about transparency and the benefits to their business.  He says that you should start with self knowledge and then be able to share that knowledge through stories. 

Also, on youtube on the 10X channel.

You can see Michael Fishman on LinkedIn.

His company, Fishman Consulting Group.

Raj Sasodia talks about the power of the healing organization in this Interview on Barry Wehmiller’s podcast, Everybody Matters on iTunes.

Or here on the Barry Wehmiller website.

Things that stood out to me from the episode: We have too much management and supervision and not enough leadership.

Drucker says the organization does 3 things naturally: Friction, Confusion, and Underperformance. Everything else requires leadership.

He gave some very brief examples:

  • A consultancy whose clients are all local. If they get a large group in a different city, they will open an office there. Less travel for their teams.
  • A phone center where employee engagement was measured. Salaried had 3% turnover and 90% engagement. 80% of employees are hourly and they had an 118% turnover and 15% engagement. So engagement may not be the same among the spectrum of your workforce.
  • Construction Company in Bellingham, WA who works with what they call “balanced transactions.”  They want Safety and Kindness in exchange for what the employees want; a fair wage and time with family.
  • A bakery in New York that hires people without undergoing background checks. This is done so they will get those who normally can’t get jobs because of incarceration or other issues.

Business has a great responsibility to be more human and healing.

This whole thought of being a “healing organization” ties in with my next two recommendations focused  on purpose I Listened to Ron Pereira’s Gemba Academy talk with Amir Ghannid about being a transformative leader and the importance of a bigger purpose.

Tony Booth on his Contracting Coachcast has a show entitled, Inspire Greatness with a Purposeful Culture.

Finally, take care of your mind by going over to the Thrive Global website. I found a story of the Top 11 Positive Psychology Books.What scientists of the movement have discovered is that practices like compassion, gratitude, positive thinking, resilience, meditation, and kindness in corporate settings are good for business.” 

Now, here’s me shilling for people because I like the work they’re doing: (I get no compensation for these.)

Changing your culture can be overwhelming, both because there’s so much to do and it seems there’s “never enough time.”

Overwhelmed by all there is do to make a dent in the culture change? Check out Kevin Jones’ workshop where he breaks it down into 52 weekly steps. Go at your own pace and see what a difference a year can make. Go check out the  52 Video Culture Workshop.

Don’t have time to make all these changes to improve your culture? Take a look at this blog post from Anese Cavanaugh, Time  is of the Essence: Taking Back Your Time.

What is ZingTrain up to? Seminar sale until December 31, 2017. To see their latest update, click here.

Run a dentist office or know someone who does? You should consider their “The Art of Giving Great Service” for  Dental Professionals. I attended their general class as a distributor of electrical parts and learned a lot. Their principles can be transferred into any business. It’s about adapting, not copying. Click here to get more details about this April 12-13, 2018 seminar. 

Background and How They Make the Sausage Info

I initially thought this newsletter would lead me to my 100th episode, but upon looking at my libsyn numbers, this is really episode 128. The reason I am going through my episodes is so I can:

  1. I’m going through all my interviews to find the highlights and bullets to share with you. This is will also help me in:
  2. Creating a speech to share with local chambers and organizations as another way to spread the Inspired and Intentional message. I’m also working on: 
  3. Editing 3 episodes with Ari where we talk the latest at the ZCOB as well as Bottom Line Change, one method for you to adapt to begin making the changes you want to see in your organization.
  4. Writing two episodes for the holidays to give us all a break.
  5. Thinking of structuring the show into seasons which won’t mean a whole lot to you, but could help me plan the shows for perhaps some more structure.

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Thank you and see you next week.