What are your fundamental needs at work? And are they being met?

What are your fundamental needs at work? And are they being met?

I’ve been asked to share more of me personally — well, this isn’t quite that! But it’s a neat little video, twelve minutes long, with Ben Mosior:

We have six fundamental needs:
– certainty and comfort (sameness, predictability)
– uncertainty and variety (newness, unpredictability)
– love, connection, and belonging
– significance and uniqueness
And learning/growth (personal development), and contribution to the world.

(These needs come from many places — several of my heroes including Scitovsky, Beer, and Oshry point to them — but they are most clearly spelled out, to my slight embarrassment, by cheesy-but-good self-help guru Tony Robbins)

To meet and harness these human needs in organisation, we need:
– honest conversations
– clarity of relationships, roles, tasks
– learning
– a positively-shaped culture that promotes psychological safety and discretionary effort
– a good and clear intent — impact in the world

Which of these needs is best met by your current work? Which is lacking?

#organisation #leadership #needs #practices #outcomes

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