But what does that really mean? Over the next month, we’ll prove that bringing hearts and minds to work is more than a 1:1 with your manager or a thank you from your CEO — and dig into what hearts and minds at work truly looks like.
Here’s an interview with Limeade product leader Tiffany Napolitano on how she helps employees bring their heart and mind to work:
1. What is your role at Limeade?
I am the Senior Director of Product Management at Limeade.
2. What makes you most excited about life when you wake up in the morning?
My kids, partner, teammates, and the fun and inspiring work I get to do every day.
3. Where do you draw inspiration or motivation from?
Art, music, moments with my family.
4. What does it mean to you to bring hearts and minds to work?
For me, bringing hearts and minds to work is when I’m working, being present and energized, focused, having fun and feeling that with my teammates. It’s helping someone who is maybe having a bad day, coaching someone to be their best or simply listening to a teammate if that’s what they need. All and all, just being there for teammates with whatever they may need on any given day.
5. As a manager, how do you help employees bring their hearts and minds to work?
I support them with whatever they need on any given day. Every 1:1 I have with teammates starts with, how are you doing or how is your well-being? Teammates will talk about all kind of things. Sometimes they just want someone to listen — other times they want some help.
6. What does manager support mean to you?
Manager support is being there for teammates with whatever they need. Helping teammates grow, helping them be their best.
7. How do you help employees stay committed to both their personal and professional growth?
We talk about personal and professional growth in 1:1s. All teammates have professional goals as part of our performance planning and many teammates have personal goals recorded, too. Simply talking about them on a regular basis (every two months) strengthens the level of commitment and the success in accomplishing goals.
Did you know when people feel supported by their employer, they’re 38 percent more engaged? Read how hearts and minds at work is good for people and for business.