Today’s workplace cultures, rooted in the Industrial Revolution, are out-of-date. They diminish the productivity, health and happiness of many employees who then take their misery home and infect their family and friends. Research shows approximately 70% of employees in America are not engaged in their work. Globally, the number of disengaged rises to 87%. These percentages have hardly budged over the last decade.
It’s time for a new approach. Employee engagement surveys and programs are not enough. Only a more holistic approach that addresses organizational culture (and subcultures within organizations) will improve employee engagement and organizational performance. It’s time for connection cultures.
Our mission is dedicated to culture change. We aspire to expand connection cultures in the world, especially in the workplace. ConnectionCulture.com provides resources that will equip you to make a difference as you bring or enhance connection in your workplace. This site provides stories about connection culture, profiles of connection heroes, new research on connection, and practical ways to connect. Although the focus is on the workplace, occasionally we will address connection in homes, communities and nations.
Please come back often. We are constantly on the lookout for relevant and insightful information that will inspire and challenge all of us to be intentional about connection, whether it’s an article by a leadership expert or the latest findings from health and wellness research. We’ll be sharing what we find as well as material of our own. You can learn more about our work at www.epluribuspartners.com.
ConnectionCulture.com was organized by E Pluribus Partners, LLC.
Michael Lee Stallard, Katie Russell, Katharine P. Stallard, and Jason Pankau.
Publisher: E Pluribus Partners
Website Design and Development: Worthy Marketing Group
Logo Design: Robbie de Villiers Design
Origin of the Term “Connection Culture”
The term “connection culture” was first used by Michael Lee Stallard, Jason Pankau and Carolyn Dewing-Hommes in the book Fired Up or Burned Out: How to Reignite Your Team’s Passion, Creativity and Productivity. Its use was continued in articles published in leadership periodicals worldwide. After working with and/or researching a wide variety of organizations, including FCB, GE, Google, IRS, MD Anderson Cancer Center, NASA Johnson Space Center, TCU and the US Navy, Michael, with contributions from Jason Pankau and Katharine P. Stallard, wrote Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy and Understanding at Work. Learn more about Michael Lee Stallard at his blog MichaelLeeStallard.com.