Activate 180 recently had the privilege of sponsoring the enlightening From Day One conference in Los Angeles, which delved into the timely theme of Rediscovering Community Amid Changing Corporate Values. The conference showcased some standout sessions for HR and People Leaders, diving into the topics of organizational culture, employee engagement, and more.
Below is a brief overview of the main themes and 6 actionable takeaways from the conference:
1. Building a Corporate Culture of Creativity, Passion, and Empathy
The entertainment industry's luminaries shared how a blend of purpose and inclusion sparks innovation and supports community upliftment.
Action Item: Reflect on how your organization can integrate these values to nurture fresh ideas and employee growth.
2. Cultural Transformation and Meaningful Work
Leaders discussed the importance of a purpose-driven workplace, emphasizing the role of intrinsic motivation in achieving genuine fulfillment.
Action Item: Consider conducting an internal audit of your company culture to identify ways to enhance purpose and satisfaction.
3. Benefit Priorities: Why They Matter More Than Ever
With the caregiving crisis affecting employees’ productivity and retention, the session emphasized equitable and accessible benefits.
Action Item: Evaluate your benefits package to ensure it supports employees across different life stages.
4. The Significance of the Five Pillars of Belonging
Belonging creates conditions for employee engagement and satisfaction. The pillars are: Welcomed, Known, Included, Supported, and Connected.
Action Item: Implement strategies that reinforce these pillars within your team or organization.
5. How to Drive Loyalty and Meaningful Recognition
Effective recognition is key to engagement and performance.
Action Item: Be conscious of looking for areas to give employees positive recognition vs. feedback. Have the mindset of catching people doing good things.
6. Bridging Cultural Identity Differences
Effective collaboration skills were highlighted as a means to bridge cultural divides and elevate individual contributions.
Action Item: Foster an environment that encourages diverse cultural expressions and collaboration skills.
While this summary captures the essence of the sessions, there's so much more that can be explored. At Activate 180, we're passionate about these topics and are committed to implementing these insights to facilitate workplace transformations. We'd love to discuss how we can help your organization embrace these practices.
Let’s redefine the future of work, together.