Written by: Scott Savage, www.thindifference.com
If I asked you and your teammates to describe your work culture in one word, what words do you think would show up most often?
(Name two or three words to yourself silently before you keep reading)
The One Word You Probably Didn’t Use
Of all the words you just thought of, I’m going to guess “joyful” probably didn’t make the list.
Think back to your last team meeting or hallway conversation. What was the feeling like once everyone lost the momentum of holiday vacations or New Years’ resolutions? When a spouse or a friend asked about a meeting or interaction during your day, did you reply, “I got so much joy from that moment”?
There are so many barriers to joy in our organizations and companies. Some of them are clearly visible while others are more subtle.
I define “Joy Barriers” as the attitudes and mindsets which keep us from contentment, confidence, and delight in our organizations.