BS Free workplaces a manifesto by Ian Berry

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Why after billions of dollars invested in employee engagement are most organisations still struggling to fully engage people? My short answer is we are drowning in BS!

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BS Free workplaces a manifesto by Ian Berry

  1. 1. BS Free Workplaces a manifesto by Ian Berry © Ian Berry All rights reserved.
  2. 2. As a speaker and panelist at several conferences lately one question from audiences has dominated. © Ian Berry All rights reserved.
  3. 3. “With all the focus on employee engagement why is actually engaging employees still a challenge for most organisations?”  © Ian Berry All rights reserved.
  4. 4. My short answer is because we are drowning in BS for my seven other answers please email me and I will send you my short white paper ian@changingwhatsnormal.com © Ian Berry All rights reserved.
  5. 5. Answer 7 I have found to be foundational to all success in organisations and foundational to all the other actions. We need a shared-view about where we are (reality) where we're going (possibility) why we're going there (purpose) how we will get there (strategy) who will do what and when (execution) how we will know we are on track (milestones and lead measures) how we will behave along the way (values) © Ian Berry All rights reserved.
  6. 6. It is easy to live in an either/or yours/mine world. Either Or Yours Mine © Ian Berry All rights reserved.
  7. 7. The reality is we can, if we choose to, live in three worlds, yours, mine, and ours. © Ian Berry All rights reserved.
  8. 8. To get a shared-view we must first eliminate BS © Ian Berry All rights reserved.
  9. 9. Did you know that 87% of the problems in your workplace will be gone when you remove the BS from your business relationships? © Ian Berry All rights reserved.
  10. 10. The greatest BS in my view is our views about people © Ian Berry All rights reserved.
  11. 11. My manifesto © Ian Berry All rights reserved.
  12. 12. “The greatest nonsense, the biggest load of codswallop, the BS that is permeating most workplaces is seeing and treating humans as numbers, overheads, expenses, resources, assets, or capital. © Ian Berry All rights reserved.
  13. 13. My reason for being is to change this because we are none of these things. We are, every single one of us, a oneof-a-kind human being. When we are treated as such we respond in remarkable ways. © Ian Berry All rights reserved.
  14. 14. Creating workplaces free of BS is often hard, emotionally draining, exhausting work. We encounter self-serving, greedy and as yet unenlightened folk who think life is all about them. We run into fear, mediocrity and massive resistance. © Ian Berry All rights reserved.
  15. 15. For these reasons I can’t say I have loved every minute of my work since I began my quest in 1991. What I do love, with an abiding passion, is the results. I particularly love the defining moments I observe every week, often unexpected, usually a surprise to the person, when their light goes on and someone is finally home. © Ian Berry All rights reserved.
  16. 16. There is nothing on earth as magnificent as a human being fully alive. When we remove BS, people come alive. © Ian Berry All rights reserved.
  17. 17. In workplaces where people have come alive: People feel valued, fulfilled, and loved. Values are lived. Value as perceived by others is delivered to all stakeholders including our planet. Numbers are seen for what they are, results, not reasons. © Ian Berry All rights reserved.
  18. 18. Every business should make a profit. There is nothing evil about money. How we make it and what we do with it is what matters. Profit is not a reason though for being in business, rather a result of being good at business. Our reason for being in business is about how we have personally chosen to serve humanity. © Ian Berry All rights reserved.
  19. 19. The trouble with BS about people is that we have become used to counting the wrong things. Millions of people feeling that they don’t count is the sad consequence. © Ian Berry All rights reserved.
  20. 20. At the heart of all the world’s troubles is seeing people as things, as means to an end, rather than as beings who can take us far beyond our wildest dreams. © Ian Berry All rights reserved.
  21. 21. I am in the business of increasing profits without hurting people or our planet. Will you join me? Find out more here if you are visiting one of my websites or visit www.ianberry.biz www.changingwhatsnormal.com www.enhancingtheirgifts.org or simply call me on +61 418 807 898 © Ian Berry All rights reserved.

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