We spent the better part of the last century, and the beginning of this one, figuring out ways to automate work. We’ve created machines, processes, and computers to streamline our labour and make it more efficient.
However, while we’ve eliminated downtime, errors, and simple conversations around the coffee maker in search of more productivity, we’ve stripped ourselves of the humanity that makes our work truly matter.
If we want to make a difference through our work now, we need to human up. We need people to make mistakes to find better ways to do their jobs. We need people to take risks that open up new opportunities. We need people to argue and butt heads so we gain new levels of understanding. We need people to just sit and talk to build stronger relationships.
We need to stop thinking machines are the only answer and remember that behind every great discovery was a group of people. Let’s embrace what makes us human.
A Team Human Conversation
Fight workplace zombies in your organization and join Team Human! Gather a group of fellow workplace zombie hunters to discuss our most recent blog post. Use the questions below to kick start your conversation.
What human qualities are important to your work?
What can you do more of as a team or company to bring more humanity to your company?
What one thing can you do today to human up?