Most people find great meaning in their careers. The opportunity to master new skills and achieve personal goals gives a deep sense of purpose. Yet, if you ask your colleagues if they feel that they are working to their fullest potential, or if their boss understands their true talents, the answer is likely no.

Most of the problems we experience at work are due to not being understood. Our managers don’t know how to give us meaningful projects, our leaders are unaware of our needs and values, and our teammates struggle to communicate with each other.

If organizations build into their culture a sense of self-awareness, we will not only understand ourselves better, but also each other. This means we can start to work together more effectively, navigate change better, and become more inclusive.