Connect the Dots Networking Event – Fixing the Broken Workplace


How Organizations Can Address Current Challenges and Anticipate the Next Ones

There is a trend according to recent Gallup data that employees are feeling more disconnected, underappreciated, and burned out.  The “false proverb” about work has been revealed and organizations must respond or face another round of turnover or quiet quitting.  We tackled this tough topic in our recent CHRO networking event. Following is a summary of our discussion.

Discussion Points

Discussion Themes from the data:

All our participants agreed that the data supports what we’re seeing.  And leaders don’t know how to respond or help their employees manage workloads and shifting priorities.  We continue to have to do more with less and help our leaders lead in this environment.

Burnout has always been present, but the causes are what is changing. Some managers are “frozen” and don’t know how to help burned-out employees, especially those who are new to people leading.

Engagement surveys bring a “thread” of unfair treatment that may or may not be what most organizations are experiencing.

Mental health has become the number one cost driver in health care for most organizations.

Many factors are contributing to the “broken workplace” including that people are quicker to change jobs, there are five generations in the workplace, and added societal and economic pressures.

 What is the role of the leader in employee’s well-being?

Leaders must play many roles – teacher, coach, parent, confidante and counselor.

Leaders are having conversations about “well-being.”  This is challenging because we have conditioned leaders to stay away from personal topics to avoid legal issues.

We must help leaders get back to basics and focus on the things that are important – reduce the noise!

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Our team-connect Survey Process


We start with thoughtfully diagnosing the team’s current culture by using available data, assessments and interviews.

This provides the team leader with a clear view of what is getting in the way of the team’s success.

We design a series of structured team sessions that:

  • Share the team culture analysis
  • Give team members the opportunity to talk through both processes and behaviors that need to be addressed
  • Productively provide feedback to one another
  • Develop both team and individual commitments that will lead to the team’s desired state


Measure progress by leveraging CTD’s team-connect Survey to:

  • Drive accountability and measure progress by collecting team feedback specific to one another’s engagement and behavioral change
  • Provide the team’s leader with a clear understanding of what he/she and the team need from each other to enable and support the team’s success
  • Share team and individual survey result reports