Boost Innovation | Culture Meets Technology

Belonging At Work & Growth

Culture data as a key piece to belonging at work is a key part of the work at Boost Innovation

When it comes to belonging at work we must leverage our people’s new understanding of themselves. This enhances both financial and wellness factors in a reliable way.

An Introduction To Belonging At Work

What many people have learned recently is what it feels to “belong” when at work.

The question is: “Where did they learn this?

Answer: At home, where they have been spending a lot more time working over the last little bit.

Recent economic challenges haven’t created a workplace renaissance quite yet. Though it does likely means that workplace performance will decrease where belonging isn’t present.

For a great explanation of belonging we go to the pro Brené Brown.

What Our Data Shows

The average workplace is comprised of people simply seeking to fit in.

This isn’t shocking because it has been widely shown in research for a long time. Our Culture Analytics shows the difference between groups who create true belonging vs fitting in. These differences have direct impact on the bottom line.

34% of workplaces with a culture of “fitting in” regularly achieve their KPI’s month to month. 83% of workplaces with a culture of “belonging” accomplish these goals.*

Belonging at work data visualization

79% of staff in workplaces with “fitting in” culture demonstrated behaviours associated with lower levels of agreeableness and high neuroticism. Compared to just 22% in workplaces with a culture of “belonging”.

Belonging at work data visualization part two

What Can You Do?

The first step to build belonging at work is by enhancing various culture characteristics in the workplace.

We recommend using highly effective tools such as the Culture Analytics that we use in our GRW Project. These tools provide much more actionable results than surveys or personality tests.

Next identify individual personality traits (openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, or neuroticism) that need attention.

Now use that data to build individualized solutions that impact the group personality, and have lasting impact on group culture.

Boost Innovation's Culture Fitness Continuum is a key piece of building belonging at work

*These numbers came from our more than 2700 culture analytics data points at more than 50 workplaces in North America. They include businesses of all sizes and industries in order to be valid and reliable.


We never send more than one email a week. We stay informative… and sometimes even funny!



Calgary: The Bay Area Without The Bay

Over the last two years building a tech company in the City of Calgary has been a decision that continually supports itself. With knowledgeable people

Share Article

Share on email
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

More Articles

Boost Innovation

The Biggest Political Problem–Bad Learners

Partisan and petty, politics seems to be increasingly confusing and messy. No clear way to untangle the ball of differing opinions and views that are deeply personal in nature. When did we stop learning? Brene Brown talks about how “people are hard to hate up close”, but few making the

Read More »
Group Culture Improvement
Boost Innovation

Group Culture Improvement You Can Afford To Miss

Data-Based Solutions From 2020 It’s been a long time since people who work in groups, compete on teams, and lead others have been challenged in the way that they are right now. We spent a week collecting data points based of human actions, statements, formal interviews and informal conversation in

Read More »

Get content like this sent directly to your inbox!