There are 3 types of species as a part of every culture. Who are your natives? Who are endemic? Who are the introduced species? Every ecosystem needs to cohabitate together and the most compelling feed their ecosystem daily.
0:53 – What does your team and organizational culture have to do with the Galapagos Islands? Jason goes into the ecosystem of cultures and what that means to you.
2:10 – Every culture has its own ecosystem. It is critical to shape what it is that you want it to become. It is important to identify the species within your cultural ecosystem.
3:30 – Ecosystem is a biological community of a complex and interconnected system. Jason shares a personal story about visiting the Galapagos Islands with his family.
5:36 – Marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, and other unique species are only found in the Galapagos. By understanding what an ecosystem is and what it contains you can better understand your own company ecosystem.
7:50 – If we are going to cohabitate, how do we work together to develop the cultural ecosystem that we want? It is all about stepping back and thinking about your team, your company, and find how to work together to grow and thrive.
9:00 – Who are your unique players in your company? The ones who thrive within your company but might not be successful on another “island”. They are endemic, they are unique to you.
9:50 – New players always come and join the ecosystem. Now they have to learn how to work together to be part of your ecosystem. All three “species”, as is referred, need to work together to cohabitate and learn to grow and develop your ecosystem.
Questions to ponder, step back to access your ecosystem:
- Who are the native species? The ones who have been there from the beginning.
- Who are the endemic species? Those players who are unique to you, your company, your team, your organization that might not be successful elsewhere but are unique to you.
- Who are those introduced species? The new players, who now are needing to adapt and or are needing to be included.
- What intentional steps are being done to help all of these species cohabitate? Is it intentional or scattered?
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ABOUT THE THERMOSTAT
Conversations and micro-thoughts to engage your mind and heart.
A thermostat is proactive. It sets the temperature in a room. Controls the temperature. Regulates the temperature. But in today’s distracted, fast-paced and digital world, it’s easy for individuals and organizations to act more like thermometers, slipping into reactionary thinking, becoming scattered and inconsistent. The most compelling leaders, teams, organizations, families or collection of humans of any kind operate in thermostat mode. They calibrate their mind and heart to set the temperature for the vision and culture they want to create. Jason Barger, globally celebrated author, keynote speaker and founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting, is the host of The Thermostat, a podcast journey to discover authentic leadership, create compelling cultures and find clarity of mission, vision, and values.