Our Recipe for an Inclusive Culture
Kristy Jungemann, Senior Manager of Talent Optimization, Tyson Fresh Meats
As a member of this team, my expertise is in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, which is the psychological, scientific study of human behavior in the workplace. When we are working to enhance our culture from a psychological lens, we take in consideration the “Happiness Advantage.”
Research has shown that if we feel included and accepted by the teams we work with, we are in a better or happier state of mind, and we perform better compared to a neutral, negative, or stressed mindset. There is a business case to focus on this because it leads to great results such as a rise in IQ, creativity, and energy. Having happier team members that feel included is the formula for a better and more productive workplace. We want all of our team members to thrive, and we are dedicated to making it happen.
So, let’s drill down into what we are doing to enhance our environment this way. What are a few of the ingredients within our culture that are leading to a more inclusive, happier, and overall better work environment?
Let’s face it, we spend a lot of time at work, so culture matters.
There are many things that make our culture great, and each behavior matters just as every ingredient matters in a recipe. We aim to create a culture where our team members thrive and are embraced for who they uniquely are. We want a culture of inclusion that extends past the walls of the workplace and encourages team members mix the ingredients our culture in their personal lives.
I challenge you to look at how you can improve the culture around you in your everyday interactions, as we take a stance to #CureStigma during Mental Illness Awareness Week.
Join us this week in helping to #CureStigma and visit NAMI's website to check out more ways to get involved for Mental Illness Awareness Week and general information on mental health issues.
Published October 11, 2018.
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