Well… I believe we’re approaching this. But nobody knows if we ever make it. Not all the people working in Monospace Labs are into caring about each other’s growth, but because of an incident we experienced -one of our developers got killed with his motorbike last year- a unique form of interest conjured up between some of them. Particularly in those who have experienced the incident, working in that time.
This is is a tragic event, and a reminder that we are not robots. We are all humans.
We spend half our waking life at work. Why deny that we are people, with strengths and weaknesses. I don’t mean we should all be using each other for therapy ( that’s why we have therapists! So we don’t wear out our friendships.) I do mean that we give each other kind feedback, like a coach would. That we are aware when someone is going through a difficult time, and remember that when they aren’t as good as we know they can be.
A mindful team looks to the long term, and invests in the team members. That investment is always paid back in loyalty ind growth.
A mindful team is a compassionate team.