Exploring organizational leadership and culture
When we talk about inclusive and equitable workspaces, pay equity and humanness, management framework and operating principles, the common denominator is a need for strong leadership and organizational culture.
Sessions in ONA22’s leadership and culture track explored these issues and more. Here are some key takeaways:
When it comes to management, how do we change things when we don’t agree with the how and the why? Building the Newsroom Management Framework of the Future, Right Now explored these questions in an interactive session that also tackled common tension points like skill vs. will, motivation, team dynamics and growth.
When products are inaccessible and communities are marginalized, building trust and building community isn’t easy. In order to create a safe space, Sisi Wei, Editor-in-Chief of The Markup has three helpful hints: tell people what you’re going to do; follow through; and let people check your work. This makes room for sources to become co-reporters, and accessibility an expectation. Watch Inclusive and Equitable News Spaces are the Future: Four Methods To Get You Started Now to learn how four leaders have been putting methods of inclusion into practice.
Trust, a powerful vision and metrics make for a strong team. Strong operating principles can strengthen an organization by anchoring its leadership and helping to navigate change. In More Than Words on the Wall: Drafting and Implementing Strong Operating Principles, panelists discussed the difference between values and operating principles and the importance of operationalizing your values to effectively guide your team.
Listen to your audience. We hear it every day in our industry. But how often do we take the time to listen to our internal audience? When we need buy-in and strong alignment for a new initiative or policy, time taken to better understand your team’s thoughts and insights could prove be invaluable. Interviewing Your Own Newsroom: How an Internal Listening Tour Can Help You Craft a Roadmap for Change shares how interviewing your own newsroom can help foster alignment and create a more effective roadmap for change.