Creating Value and Humanity at Work: Insights from Seth Godin
This article is a summary of a YouTube video "The Song of Significance with Seth Godin" by Tiffani Bova
TLDR In order to create value and bring humanity back to work, leaders should prioritize personal interactions, innovation, and treating employees with respect, while also adapting to the digital age and making bold decisions.
Real value is now created through personal interactions, innovation, creative solutions, resilience, and speed, requiring a shift in mindset to bring humanity back to work, as discussed in Seth Godin's book "The Song of Significance."
Leaders should prioritize creating value and opportunity, treating employees with respect, and valuing their input, while managers should be given proper training to transition into their roles.
Promotions in large organizations often lead to incompetence, so it's important to identify who you want to change and what change you want to make in order to create the right conditions for success and eliminate false proxies.
Creating magic and energy requires clarity and adaptability, embracing questions and entrusting team members, and allowing genuine care and passion to shine in the workplace.
Industrial capitalism focuses on profits, while market capitalism aims to solve problems for profit; technology has led to a disconnect from employees and a race to the bottom, but building something meaningful and serving customers and employees creates positive change.
The fear of financial losses can hinder bold decision-making, leading to a preference for easier strategies; in 2001 or 2002, the speaker resolved churn issues by having the executive team spend time in the call center.
Higher-level management can still connect with people and address broken systems, but it's important to understand the difference between first aid and systemic health improvement, as the power shift in the publishing industry requires executives to create a resilient environment and adapt to the digital age.
We use different methods to persuade people, but it's important to listen to our inner voice and make a ruckus to make things better.