Resiliency and Culture in a time of Pandemic
An “Interesting” Time
It has been an interesting eight weeks. In this time of Covid-19, I called 60 independent living residents, by telephone, each week to check in and see how they were doing. I helped resolve problems or answered questions. I listened to joy and confidence and I also heard anxiety and loneliness, and yes, grief. Time and time again, these residents thanked me for my phone calls. They told me to tell the team how much they appreciated all that Luthercare was doing for them in this difficult time. The importance of culture and values is clear.
The Greenstone Mosaic Commitment
We at Greenstone Mosaic continue to focus on culture and values as foundations for organizational health and growth. To be certain, this has never been a more important focus than now as we move through the full effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Both resilient people and organizations, centered and grounded in strong values, live into the future in a confident and mindful manner. Here at Greenstone Mosaic, we restated our organizational mission – “to strengthen your future through cultural alignment.” We do this as we continue to provide guidance in creating organizational alignment, leadership development and strategic thinking.
One thing that we are learning in this shared pandemic experience is that where people share common values they have a healthy and resilient culture. People confidently work through crisis. They move forward with greater hope. In the days and months ahead, team members will need the opportunity to make sense of this experience. They will weave new threads into the sacred tapestry that is human life. Thus, we are committed to this journey as one of hope and purpose. And given our national context as this moment, we need that tapestry to be rich and diverse.
Learning and Moving Forward
To be sure, there is much that we still need to learn about this virus, including when it will it be safe to open our lives, hearts, and arms again. People are yearning for human connection and now, more than ever, teams are in desperate need of emotional support resources. When organizations stay focused on their values in the midst of crisis, we empower teams and make them stronger. Culture has never been more important.
As we find our way into the next days and months it is vital that we make new decisions with culture and value held in front of us. That lens is more important than ever.