Building a Connected Workplace Culture:
A Skills Training Workshop for Leadership and Management


A connected workplace culture is one in which employees feel a sense of belonging and connection to their organization and colleagues. This type of culture is essential for building trust, fostering collaboration, and driving innovation in the workplace. In this workshop, we will explore various frameworks and strategies for developing a connected workplace culture.

Content Outline:

  • Definition of a connected workplace culture and the benefits of building such a culture
  • The role of leadership and management in building a connected workplace culture
  • Practical exercises on using these frameworks in the context of building a connected workplace culture
  • Best practices for building a connected workplace culture, including the importance of communication, transparency, and inclusivity


  1. Culture Change Compass: This framework involves guiding cultural change in the organization by considering factors such as vision, values, systems, and behaviors.
  2. Employee Engagement Pyramid: This tool involves assessing and improving employee engagement by considering factors such as leadership, communication, and recognition.
  3. Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership: This framework involves building trust and fostering collaboration by practicing modelling the way, inspiring a shared vision, challenging the process, enabling others to act, and encouraging the heart.

Practical Exercises

  1. Networking activity: This activity allows participants to interact and engage with their peers, building connections and fostering collaboration. Through this exercise, managers can develop their relationship-building skills and gain new perspectives on their work.

  2. Collaborative project: In this exercise, participants work in small groups to develop a project that requires collaboration and communication. This can help managers learn how to work effectively as a team and develop their project management and leadership skills.

  3. Building a culture plan: This exercise involves participants working together to create a plan for building a connected workplace culture that fosters growth and innovation. Through this exercise, managers can learn how to identify the key elements of a positive work environment and develop a strategic plan to implement changes that align with their organization’s goals and values.