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Shaara Roman: Key Strategies For Building a Workplace Culture of the Future

Episode 81

About Shaara Roman: Shaara Roman is an author, board member, entrepreneur, and former CHRO. She has had senior roles at CGI, Fannie Mae, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and Visa. She is the founder and CEO of The Silverene Group, a boutique culture consulting firm that is on a mission to make the work world a better, more inclusive place for all. She works with executives to align their company’s leadership and culture with the business strategy and create programs to maximize employee experience and productivity. Her book, “The Conscious Workplace” provides rich business insights to help leaders transform their companies by building purpose-led, people-centric, and values-driven cultures.


In this episode, Jordan and Shaara discuss:

  • Four categories of workplace culture

  • How allowing genuineness creates growth in the organization

  • Building a community through collaborative effort

  • How to build trust within your community

Key Takeaways

  • The first category is a fear-based culture, the second is a “get on board” culture, the third is a “nice” culture, and the fourth is a culture of people genuinely striving for the goal of making sure that everybody belongs.

  • Creating an environment where people can be authentically themselves helps people contribute fully to the organization, bringing their whole life, whole experience, and all of their skills.

  • If you want to build a community, you’ve got to engage the whole audience. Collaborate with your people, make sure that all of the employees get to have a part in identifying and solving the problems within the culture.

  • Information is power, not just what you communicate but what you don’t. The more you hold back, the more people become aware that they’re not getting the full story and it’s harder for them to have trust. If you want to build a community, you’ve got to communicate.

“There are three key areas that drive a culture of belonging. One is around creating community, the other is around nurturing talent, and the third is around fostering ownership. ” — Shaara Roman

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Jordan Goldrich

Your host, Jordan Goldrich, grew up in a loud New York family and once lost an executive position because of his style. He is co-author of the Amazon Best Seller, Workplace Warrior®: People Skills For The No-Bulls**t Executive, Chief Operations Officer, Master Corporate Executive Coach, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. His guests are part of his international network of Workplace Warrior® executives, master corporate executive coaches, and thought leaders. Each guest will engage you in conversation about their successes, mistakes, and solutions. You will get strategies for being completely authentic, while you fulfill your commitment to your organization, build positive relationships, and take performance to an even higher level.

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