Organizational Adulting is a mindset. It involves demonstrating effective adult behaviors and engagement at work, maintaining adult-to-adult relationships and interactions between co-workers—at any level and across all departments—and interacting in constructive and responsible ways to get work done. You hear it in the way people talk, “We,” “Ours,” and “Us”. There’s a sense of collective effort and responsibility. Additionally, more than being cross-functional, you see the consideration for others’ needs, and you hear open and authentic conversations. When we’re adulting at work, it feels like we’re on a winning team—together, you have your eyes on the same prize and support one another. You can feel the excitement and enthusiasm, and what you get is a very human connection.
With over 25+ years of culture mapping experience—across various organizations and industries—we’ve uncovered many work behaviors and interactions that are, well, less than adult. Born from our experience, Organizational Adulting came to be. The XPLANE team along with Holly Noto, our Director of Consulting who has partnered with clients to design behavior change initiatives, board games, and strategy activations, will delve into and share insights that lead to better ways of working.
The time to adult is now.