WE NEED YOU, THE BRIGHT SPARKS, THE PIONEERS, THE ONES THAT ACTIVATE AND INNOVATE, THE FRESH THINKERS, THE CHANGE MAKERS, THE PLANET PROTECTORS, THE FUTURISTS, THE STARTUPS AND THE NEVER GIVE UPS TO CREATE A FUTURE WHERE SUSTAINABILITY, DIVERSITY, EMPATHY AND KINDNESS ARE THE NORMS IN OUR WORKPLACES. . . ONE WHERE ORGANISATIONS OPERATE WITH ETHICS AND COMMIT TO CREATING A POSITIVE IMPACT ON OUR PLANET.
THE HUMAN WORKPLACE MANIFESTO™ IS A TRANSFORMATIVE MODEL OF EIGHT ACTIVATORS SET TO INSPIRE AND IGNITE CHANGE IN THE WAY WE WORK AND INTERACT WITH EACH OTHER… CHALLENGING ORGANISATIONS TO CREATE HUMAN WORKPLACES AND TO OPERATE IN A SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS AND RESPONSIBLE WAY THAT BENEFITS EMPLOYEES, SOCIETY AND OUR PRECIOUS PLANET. (CLICK OR SCROLL)
A HEALTHY WORKPLACE BEGINS AND ENDS WITH PEOPLE
VALUE DIVERSITY AND PIONEER INCLUSION AND EQUALITY
ACCEPT ME AS THE PERSON I AM
RECOGNISE MY DESIRE TO DO A GOOD JOB
KNOW THAT WHEN I CAN BRING MY WHOLE SELF INTO WORK I AM ABLE TO PERFORM AT MY FULL POTENTIAL
Your people are at the heart of your organisation, they are the creators of your work culture and the brand experience for your customers, so treat them well.
Organisations can choose to operate in a world where the people in our supplier and value chain are acknowledged and respected. This requires them to understand how to value diversity in the work place, not only to create a harmonious working environment, but also to bring fresh thinking and innovation to the fore.
Value diversity and pioneer inclusion for in an increasingly globalised world, international mobility is a fact of life, so it’s time to learn how to co-create and harness cross cultural differences.
Encourage kindness and empathy in the organisation and you’ll create a happier workforce with better ideas, contribution and culture. In organisations, when we see acts of compassion it creates a state of ‘elevation’ which is uplifting for everyone around. Proof indeed that it is the ‘soft skills’ that have the highest impact in the workplace.
Happy humans have lower sickness rates, higher productivity and stay with you for longer. Happy workers equals great output – it’s really as simple as that.
UNEXPECTED KINDNESS IS THE MOST POWERFUL, LEAST COSTLY, AND MOST UNDERRATED AGENT OF HUMAN CHANGE
UNDERSTAND WHAT MAKES ME TICK
ALIGN MY MOTIVATIONS WITH YOUR GOALS
I WANT TO BE PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER
LET ME MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Purpose in an organisation creates meaning for its people and has a positive impact on the world.
A strong organisational purpose is like having a guiding star. It provides a direction that drives people to do better.
When employees feel that their work has meaning, they become more committed and engaged. They take risks, learn, and raise their game. They become proud of the work they do and the company they work for.
CREate MEANING, pride AND A SENSE OF belonging
23% employee engagement in non-purpose driven vs 73% purpose driven companies
survey published by DELOITTE ENGAGEMENT
UNDERSTAND HOW TO IGNITE EMPOWER, CHALLENGE AND SUPPORT
ALLOW ME TO WORK TO MY STRENGTHS
CREATE CLEAR GOALS THAT CHALLENGE ME
TELL ME YOUR DESIRED OUTCOME AND ALLOW ME TO DO IT MY WAY
GIVE ME THE FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT, TO FAIL AND TO LEARN
Potential is dynamic word meaning the opportunity of what you can become.
Potential is about creating a growth mindset in your organisation and it’s employees. One where humans are coached and challenged to work to fulfil their own potential.
Setting a clear framework, with attainable goals, whilst maintaining a flexible scope for the way in which they carry out their tasks and duties along the way, promotes creative freedom, autonomy, and mutual trust and respect between all tiers of the organisation.
Developing a coaching culture can create a growth mindset both for employees and the organisation.
WE ARE VERY, VERY SMALL, BUT WE ARE PROFOUNDLY CAPABLE OF VERY, VERY BIG THINGS.
A SIMPLE ‘THANK YOU’ MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE
WHEN YOU RECOGNISE MY EFFORTS I AM MOTIVATED TO DO MY BEST
SEE ME AND HEAR ME
VALUE MY CONTRIBUTION
Praise is the oxygen of performance. Recognition is an important part of any human interaction… humans love to be appreciated and recognised for their effort and hard work.
In the workplace this takes place in the form of positive feedback for a job well done.
This allows employees to see their part in the bigger picture and feel an increased sense of connection to their work, their colleagues, and management.
CATCH PEOPLE DOING THE RIGHT THING AND THANK THEM
ONE THIRD OF THE EU LABOUR FORCE ARE AFFECTED BY WORK RELATED DEPRESSION & BURN-OUT
COSTING €600 BILLION A YEAR
survey published by the european agency for safety
and health at work 2012
CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE IT’S SAFE TO FAIL, LEARN FAST & ADAPT
SET A PATH FOR PROGRESSION SO THAT I CAN BE BETTER AND CONTRIBUTE MORE
SET ME FREE TO MAKE MISTAKES AND LEARN
LET US EXPLORE, INNOVATE AND EXPERIMENT
The speed of change is at an all-time high and it is impossible to know everything in such a readily developing world.
We are constantly overloaded with information and lacking in wisdom.
That’s why we believe it’s crucial to create a work environment where it is safe to fail. This creates an opportunity to learn faster, adapt quickly and innovate consistently.
Giving clear opportunities for growth and progression is a key component to a healthy workplace.
Human Workplaces set realistic goals for employees and measure them.
They embrace new models of working that take human needs into account.
I DON’T THINK I’VE EVER ENJOYED A JOB SO MUCH. BECAUSE I WASN’T HIDING ANYTHING I WAS JUST MY TRUE SELF.
GIVE ME THE FLEXIBILITY TO WORK IN THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO GET THE JOB DONE
MEASURE ME BY MY RESULTS NOT BY TIME SPENT IN THE OFFICE
GIVE ME AUTONOMY TO DO THE JOB MY WAY
The traditional work model of working 9-5 is defunct in todays digital world. No longer, do we switch off from work when the office closes at 5pm.
Flexibility is vital both to productivity and wellbeing in the modern workforce.
Giving employees increased freedom with their hours and the ability to manage their own workflow is crucial to getting the best out of people.
Allowing increased autonomy results in employees feeling trusted, and empowers them to work most effectively and efficiently.
FLEXIBILITY & FREEDOM ARE FUNDAMENTAL FOR GROWTH & WELLBEING
This isn’t just about changing the way we do business, this is about changing our values at work and in wider society.
SAVING OUR PLANET RELIES ON GENUINE ACTION, NOT WORDS
WE CAN BE HEROES
I WANT TO WORK FOR AN ORGANISATION THAT ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR ITS IMPACT ON THE PLANET
IT IS ONLY THROUGH GENUINE ACTIONS, NOT WORDS, THAT WE WILL CREATE SUSTAINABLE CHANGE
WE MUST TAKE COLLECTIVE, DETERMINED, STEPS TODAY
With an increasingly globally conscious and environmentally concerned population, ask your teams and business ‘how can we make a positive impact in the world?’
The simplest of solutions can make a massive difference. Start small, but start somewhere and start today.
Employees and stakeholders want to work with organisations that operate with the intention to leave the world a better place.
ESSENTIALLY the human workplace manifesto IS JUST ABOUT BEING HUMAN AND GIVING A DAMN.
GIVE SOMETHING BACK
WE ARE PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER AND MUST ACT TO SERVE SOCIETY AS A WHOLE
LET US ENGAGE WITH AND SERVE THE COMMUNITIES IN WHICH WE OPERATE
I WANT TO DO SOMETHING THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN PEOPLES LIVES, GIVE ME TIME AND SUPPORT TO ACHIEVE THIS
It is natural for individuals to want to align their own values and ethics with those of the organisations they work for or with.
There’s a rise in Socially Conscious business where company profit is used to benefit society as a whole.
This model is gaining popularity and has received significant support from both employees and stakeholders.
We should all demand payment of fair taxes back into the communities in which companies operate.
Corporates can also do their fair share by committing to fair and ethical business practices across the globe. Be it by, paying a living wage, providing free lunches in poor areas or just offering a support at grass roots level.
OPERATE WITH A SOCIAL CONSCIENCE TO BENEFIT COMMUNITY & SOCIETY
Employees who experience a higher level of humanity at work perform better and are less likely to quit their jobs.
the employee experience index