Unleashing Team Potential: The Renaissance of Good Teamwork with Mark Cruth

January 30, 2024

Discover the secrets to transforming your team into a cohesive and dynamic force.

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In this episode of the HR Mixtape podcast, host Shari Simpson interviews Mark Cruth, an expert in team collaboration and employee engagement. Mark, who works at Atlassian, shares insights on modern work practices and how they influence employee engagement. He emphasizes the importance of alignment and inclusion within teams, as well as the power of working agreements to improve collaboration. Mark also discusses the transformation of a team he coached and highlights the need for continuous improvement.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Alignment and inclusion are crucial for employee engagement. Teams need to feel connected and understand the purpose of their work.
  2. Working agreements are a powerful tool for fostering collaboration. They make implicit assumptions explicit and provide clarity on how teams should work together.
  3. HR professionals should focus on experimentation and customization when it comes to employee engagement. Instead of trying to solve the entire problem at once, they should empower teams to find solutions that work for them.

Tune in to learn more about these strategies and gain insights into boosting employee engagement and collaboration.

Focused on practice over theory, Mark is a pragmatic modern work designer and coach. With over a decade of experience experimenting with teamwork practices at places like Boeing, Nordstrom, Charles Schwab, and Rocket Mortgage, Mark's mission is to inject modern ways of working, a transformation mindset, and the power of expert storytelling into everything he does.  Today Mark works for Atlassian, a company focused on unleashing the potential of every team! Mark spends his days coaching both Atlassian and customer teams on new ways of working, then sharing what he's learned at events around the world


Shari Simpson

Senior Manager Thought Leadership

Mark Cruth

Modern Work Coach

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