Honest and genuine conversations are key for creating a culture that people want to engage in. Data from McKinsey
shows that leaders who cultivate high awareness, exhibit vulnerability and demonstrate empathy are the best equipped to navigate tough business situations, such as navigating an evolving workplace.
“Our leadership philosophy at Dance is to always make it clear that all feedback is welcome. Questions and feedback are welcome 1:1 and in each weekly all-hands meeting, or ‘All-Dance’ as we call them internally,” Julia added.
Each of these weekly meetings combine an update on the business, as well as a lively Q&A session enabled through Slido.
The discussions that arise from a transparency-first approach create some vulnerable conversations, but that kind of human connection is what builds culture in the first place, added Julia. By being able to have honest conversations about what has worked and what has challenged the business, Dance is able to build connections and improve our work.