Being and Belonging at Work: Why it matters.

Finding Community at Work

Humans are social creatures. We generally want to feel like we belong to something. If we spend so much time and effort with people at work, it just makes sense that we would want a closer connection to them.

Building a community starts with a culture of empathy and awareness of others. In the documentary, OPS was able to build a sense of community by prioritizing an employee-centric mindset. One of their tactics was actually hiring a social worker to help identify problems their employees were facing, and then finding ways the organization could help. Although this is a non-traditional approach, it starts with the idea of focusing on your employees to build a better environment.

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