What it Really Means to Bring Your Heart and Mind to Work
By: Mady Peterson
We’re focused on bringing hearts and minds to work.
But what does that really mean? We’re proving that bringing your heart and mind to work is more than a 1:1 with your manager or a thank-you from your CEO — and digging into what it truly looks like.
How to know who’s bringing their heart and mind to work
Do you feel burned out? A lack of support from your manager? Or maybe you let out a huge sigh of relief once the clock hits five each day. This lack of engagement, joy and commitment to work is an epidemic spreading fiercely across all industries. But we’re here to help.
Hearts and minds is about bringing your whole self to work and feeling supported by your organization — in every way. It’s a parent who arrives to the office 30 minutes late because she had to take her kid to the dentist — and isn’t punished for it. It’s a group of like-minded leaders who create a book club or women’s group for any employee to join. It’s employees who go the extra mile in their role not because they have to, but because they want to.
This is what you want for your employees — engagement.
It comes when you feel a deep connection and sense of purpose at work that fills you with energy — and ultimately helps you feel more committed to your company. You know it when you feel it — you’re totally engaged. Your heart’s in it, your brain’s turbocharged. And somehow you’re energized, even after you go home for the day. You have purpose and meaning. And it affects everything.
HOW LIMEADE EMPLOYEES BRING HEARTS AND MINDS TO WORK
We’ve asked our own Limeade employees to weigh in on their personal and professional experiences bringing their hearts and minds to work. Take a peek at the three main benefits of hearts and minds at work: