February Newsletter: Thrive in Five

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💡 1. Use this tip to thrive in your role.

Make time to connect. This may seem hard when your time is stretched thin. Investing in time with your team members and colleagues is always worth it. Connecting emotionally and mentally builds trust.

🧊 2. Do this icebreaker activity with your team.

Would You Rather: an excellent, quick ice breaker for the workplace. Next time you’re settling into a meeting or team bonding outing, take turns going around the table and asking each person a “Would You Rather” question.

Here are a few “Would You Rather” questions to get you started:
  • Would you rather only have summer or winter for the rest of your life?
  • Would you rather go on a hike or see a movie?
  • Would you rather never use social media again or never watch another movie or TV show?

Source: Hubspot

🏆 3. Take this action for a quick win.

Create team alignment. During a team meeting, share your organization’s Vision, Mission Statement, and Values. Perhaps you could even focus on values that need more alignment from your team.

Reflect to your team about your personal core values and identify ways you intentionally practice these values. (This is a very vulnerable act that builds trust and creates a psychologically safe space for others to share.) After you’ve shared, open the floor for other team members to share their values. Take time to discuss how these align to your organization’s values.

📰 4. Read this article to up-level your skills.

Why Is Inclusive Language Important? Inclusive language can help build relationships, improve communication, and in general, help people work better together. Unfortunately, sometimes we use words out of habit that don’t reflect our values.

Many common expressions reinforce outdated attitudes about gender identity, sexual orientation, race, class, disability, and age. Practicing inclusive language – being mindful of how we speak to each other – helps us form new conversational habits.

What happens when we say things that unintentionally offend another person or make them uncomfortable? When people feel defined by their otherness, feel excluded from the conversation, or believe their perspectives are not welcome, they are less likely to contribute ideas or to do great work.

By being mindful of our words, we create a safe and welcoming environment for everyone. READ MORE >>

💬 5. Check out the latest from Evans blog.

Discover how to navigate the complexities of stakeholder motivations, streamline decision-making processes, and create a harmonious balance among teams involved in a project.

Read the latest blog from Evans Managing Partner, Bob Etris, to get tips that will help you excel in driving organizational excellence. READ MORE >>

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