SPARK Connections: How to foster human connectedness in the workplace

A science-based approach to building pro-social habits

Drawing on the research in neuroscience, psychology, and organisational behaviour, the S.P.A.R.K method is a comprehensive framework to help foster human connectedness in the workplace. 

Master these 5 SPARK habits to be more connected at work and at home.

Sharing

Model authenticity and vulnerability by sharing personal sorties, challenges, and successes. Encourage team members to open up and share their person experiences, emotions, and stories. This helps to create a sense of vulnerability and trust, which fosters deeper connections.

Purposeful

Clearly communicate the organisation's mission, values, and goals, and help employees understand how their work contributes to the bigger picture. This can create a sense of purpose and meaning, strengthening employee's connections to the organisation and each other. Pair remote employees with mentors who can provide guidance, support, and a sense of connection to the team and the organisation.

Asking

Encourage curiosity and engagement by asking open-ended questions - allowing for richer conversations and greater understanding of one another's perspectives. Schedule frequent check-ins between employees and their managers, as well as among team members, to maintain open communication.

Recognizing

Respond empathetically and thoughtfully to others' experiences, showing that you care and value their input. Recognise and celebrate employees' achievements, both big and small, and encourage a culture of learning and improvement by embracing failure as an opportunity for growth.

Keeping

Maintain and nurture connections by staying in touch, supporting one another, and celebrating successes together. Encourage employees to work together on projects and initiatives, promoting collaboration, information-sharing, and mutual support. Make sure team habits and practices reinforce connections between team members and with the work.

Our Diagnostic

By using the S.P.A.R.K. Method© self-assessment and focusing on building better connections, you may be able to improve your overall well-being and health. So, take the time to complete the self-assessment and make connection-building a priority in your life. Your brain and body will thank you for it.

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