"Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you."- Ruth Bader Ginsberg 👩🏻⚖️
Hey! Thanks for sticking around for week three of the Working Together newsletter.
Last week I outlined the purpose of Working Together - to build modern, flexible organizations on the foundation of leadership, freedom, and humanity. Going forward, I’ll be exploring what that looks like in real life, in real organizations. In between, I’ll also share some relevant content that I’m consuming.
✋🏻How Can I Help?
There is a lot of crap going on right now in our country, our world, and our workplaces. It can be overwhelming, and at times I’ve felt like the best option was to huddle in my house and never leave again.
I’m not the only one who feels this way because this topic came up in a meditation podcast I was listening to recently, and the teacher made a simple suggestion- find people in your immediate space and help them.
In that spirit, I want to offer my help to you - are you stuck on a workplace problem? Curious about mindfulness meditation? Looking for an opinion on your indoor plant setup? I’m here to help; please reach out!
📄What I’m Reading This Week
4 Leadership Tips to Help Employee Deal with Reality - The Economist - Practical tips on helping our employees work within the realities of the modern workplace. “If only's” rob us of energy and, if unchecked, can lead to excuses, interpersonal drama, and lack of productivity.”
Buffer is a company doing some exciting things in the People space. They are big into decentralizing decision making back to the teams instead of a traditional top-down approach. In 3 Ways We’re Experimenting with With More Freedom, Buffer talk s through the benefits and drawbacks to that approach.
I love this talk from Simon Sinek! We need more humanity in our organizations, and Simon Sinek walks us through how best practices from the ’80s and ’90s are only hurting our organizations, not helping.
On a final note, I want to acknowledge the grim milestone we hit as I sat and wrote this letter to you: 200,000 deaths from coronavirus.
Curae leves loquuntur ingentes stupent - Seneca