Humanity Index™

We know that what gets measured becomes real, both in life and at work, so how can we expect to feel fully alive and inspired as individuals unless we talk about, encourage and track the human side of life inside our workplaces?

The Humanity Index™ identifies the positive values that are already alive in your organization and taps into these values as the backbone for positive change in the workplace.

Conducted as a mini-survey with individuals or teams, and supported by one-on-one qualitative interviews, the Humanity Index™ is a strategic advantage for organizations wanting to unleash the energy and spirit of employees, and revitalize individual and organizational performance.

Built on appreciative inquiry methodology that has shown lasting change occurs when we pay attention to what’s working and what we want more (not less) of, the Humanity Index™ is unlike conventional employee surveys that traditionally call attention to and emphasize what’s ‘wrong’.

The Humanity Index™ has grown from my first hand observation that employees want to bring their head, heart and hands to work.  That team spirit happens when individuals are encouraged to contribute their values as well as their voices, and when they are appreciated for helping to create proud workplaces that stand for more than a bottom line.

It starts with knowing that ‘what we do’ is just as important as ‘how we do it’. Humanity Index™ helps us see who we are being while we are busy doing. By inviting humanity into the workplace, organizations open a dialogue about what it means to be engaged on a whole new level; one that your clients, customers and shareholders will thank you for.

Appreciative Inquiry is the principle that you will get more of whatever has your focus. Therefore, you should focus on things that are working well and giving life to you and your organization.

Ap-pre-ci-ate, v., 1. valuing; the act of recognizing the best in people or the world around us; affirming past and present strengths, successes, and potentials; to perceive those things that give life (health, vitality, excellence) to living systems 2. to increase in value, e.g. the economy has appreciated in value. Synonyms: VALUING, PRIZING, ESTEEMING, and HONORING.

In-quire (kwir), v., 1. the act of exploration and discovery. 2. To ask questions; to be open to seeing new potentials and possibilities. Synonyms: DISCOVERY, SEARCH, and SYSTEMATIC EXPLORATION, STUDY.

Source: A Positive Revolution in Change: Appreciative Inquiry by David L. Cooperrider and Diana Whitney

“Culture is the new strategic advantage.”
Jim Ware, Investment Leadership: Building a Winning Culture for Long-term Success.