By: Kerry Freeman, Psychological Safety Index Practitioner
Company culture can sometimes be really hard to see when you’re in it. We make 100’s of small modifications to our behaviour to ensure we fit in and get on inside our organisations - that’s just human behaviour. And rather than suffer with cognitive dissonance – that weird feeling you get when you take an action which isn’t in line with your thoughts – we tend to justify or rationalise those modifications, sometimes without even noticing, to continue to fit in.
But there are key moments where your culture will come into sharp relief.
Imagine you’re in a meeting. An idea for a product or service has just been pitched by your manager. Immediately you know 2 things – it’s going to have negative impact on your most vulnerable customers, and your team is going to hate doing it.
By: Morgane Tanguy, UX Designer at This is Milk
Opening presents on Christmas morning, my grandma’s buttery cooking, this wine from 1997 I once tasted, the smell of pain au chocolat on Sunday mornings, the cold wind from the sea on my cheeks... Those are sensory and joyful moments I lived, naturally captured in my memory, without any effort.
As humans we all have memories. Those memories are created by conscious and subconscious experiences that trigger emotions. These emotions (positives or negatives) triggered during this experience increase the chance of memorising the experience, which explains why I remember those memories a few years later.