“Me to We” Principles in the Office

If you haven’t heard of Craig and Marc Kielburger, “We Day,” or the “Me to We” movement, you may be missing out on some helpful office-based tips. Essentially, Me to We is focused on the application of social consciousness principles throughout your life (e.g., commuting to work, sustainable agriculture, philanthropy). In the workplace, this is more than just going “green” or volunteering in the community; it’s about creating a “Caring Culture.”

caringAs CDPs, we know a toxic workplace makes it hard for employees to thrive and grow. Applying Me to We principles can help foster a positive and caring corporate culture which, in turn, leads to increased employee engagement, productivity, and satisfaction. The book, Living Me to We: The Guide for Socially Conscious Canadians, suggests some strategies that can be easily incorporated at work, including:

  • Acknowledging special days/events (e.g., birthdays, anniversaries)
  • Keeping a stack of blank cards / gift cards in your desk for impromptu celebrations
  • Sharing a personal moment with individuals leaving the organization to demonstrate how they impacted you
  • Starting a book club, putting together a sports team, or sharing a volunteering opportunity with others

It truly is the small things that count; simple changes can have a big impact. For more information on workplace applications see https://www.we.org/we-at-work/live-we-at-work/

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