Episode 52: Creating Meaningful Connections
At goodr, we define connection as engaging with others in a meaningful way. In this episode, Stephen and Shaun discuss how connections are created in thousands of small moments: making people laugh, candidly admitting mistakes, giving critical feedback, taking the Enneagram personality test, receiving feedback with curiosity during quarterly reviews, and more. Are relationships between employers and employees, and between brands and consumers, transactional? Yes. But they're also about building meaningful connections.
"In a lot of organizations, people hide mistakes," says Stephen. "But not at goodr. It's not uncommon for someone to walk into my office or up to their boss and start a conversation by saying, 'I f*cked something up and need to tell you about it.' I love when this happens because the second a person takes ownership. They create a major connection point between the two of us."
Wow! That's so interesting! Hey! Stephen! Hey! Hey! Hey! I'm going to give you critical feedback! YOU DON'T PET ME ENOUGH!!! YOU DON'T RUB MY BELLY ENOUGH!!! YOU DON'T THROW BALLS AND WAIT FOR ME TO RETRIEVE THEM ENOUGH!!! WHY? 'CUZ I'M A TRANSLUCENT GHOST WHO CAN'T BE PHYSICALLY TOUCHED* OR TOUCH PHYSICAL OBJECTS LIKE BALLS!?! Hmmm. That probably is why! Wow! I understand now! It felt so good to build this meaningful connection with you and get clarity! [BARK] See you next week!
*When people try to touch me, they don't feel anything! But a cold chill runs down their spine! Their heart stutters! And they feel like their soul briefly leaves their body! TRY IT SOMETIME, BABAAAY!!!!
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