Minneapolis, MN – Lois Sonstegard is the founder of Build 2 Morrow, where she works with organizations to improve their performance.
“We want extreme ownership. We want high-preforming teams. We want people to work from their strengths and to be fully engaged, but we've left out the most critical element, which is "Do we have your back?" says Lois.
According to Lois, 80 percent of our employees today are overwhelmed and stressed at work. They can't sleep, or they're having physiological and emotional responses to their stress.
“What is it that creates overwhelming stress?” asks Lois. “People feel like they're being asked to do a lot but nobody really cares about them.”
Even the best organizations with the best diversity and inclusion process, the best engagement process, the best team development system, still need a process that incorporates follow-up and measures results.
“We want high-performing teams that can be honest, open, and give feedback, while also being pushed to produce amazing results. The challenge is to create an environment of productive drive and healthy fear without moving into fear that becomes unproductive and dysfunctional,” says Lois.
“What people are really hungry for is for their work to be meaningful, so it's about creating those opportunities for people to do what they're really great at, to express themselves, to be heard. That's what diversity and inclusion is all about. They want to produce results and be part of a winning team.”
Lois says we need to become more focused on results, develop a simple, pragmatic process, persistently follow-up, and measure the effectiveness of what we do.
For more information on Build 2 Morrow, visit www.build2morrow.com