1. the central, innermost, or most essential part of anything.
The Lens of Core Stability
Human beings require more than a generous salary or the latest perks to feel truly connected to our work. We need clarity concerning who we are as contributors, what we intend to accomplish and strategies to build a work life to reflect this.
After years as an advisor, I experienced an “aha” moment. Suddenly, it became quite clear that a strong core was critical to organizational health. I began to evaluate organizations through a lens of stability, which embraced the elements that must be present for people to do great work and excel. Elements such as a clear mission, shared values and more.
These elements serve as the starting point of a strong foundation, The Core.
Core Stability & The Culture of You.
Just as a strong foundation supports an organization, a parallel set of elements contribute to an individual’s core. These elements include clarity concerning work life direction and our supporting career eco-system.
When our core is incomplete or compromised, the resulting state can hold negative consequences. We may lack focus, or our path may feel unclear. We also might struggle to feel engaged with our work.
Core Stability & Managers
Managers have a unique opportunity to impact work life. They are the bedrock of our career experiences, laying the foundation for how we approach our work now — and in many cases, in the future. They can either fuel our core, or leave it weakened.
When managers are well-informed concerning the psychological constructs that contribute to core stability — a window opens. They can feel empowered to do more for their team.