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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.

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