This week, I’ve been reflecting on what a human-centered approach means for me, going back to my piece entitled “Leading Means Being More Human” that I originally wrote in 2020. And now I’m interested in your thoughts, insights, and questions.
So for this week’s Thread post, I’d love to hear some of your thoughts on these core questions:
Share your own personal experiences and ideas on fostering a more human-centered environment, and let's learn from each other!
Thanks for these questions Mike! This week as I've been thinking about our upcoming Values workshop together, I have been reflecting on the values I began to develop several years from experiences either as a student or in lower level work positions with mentors and others in positions of power.
And one of the core values that emerged from those experiences was care - care for others, for certain, but also care for one's self. I witnessed too many people in positions of power who's actions evidenced that they were not taking care of themselves (emails with 3 am time stamps can communicate a lot about a person), and it would reverberate in how they made decisions. Basic cafe for myself has helped me be more equipped to navigate decisions, workloads, deadlines, etc more meaningfully.