With their fierce determination and willingness to challenge the status quo, Strong Amazons are a driving force in changing the working culture as we know it.
Here are five ways Strong Amazons can change the work culture.
1. Strong Amazons inspire organizations to prioritize merit-based hiring practices
With their emphasis on strength and skill over gender or social status, strong Amazons could inspire merit-based hiring practices. By valuing diverse perspectives and skills, businesses become more innovative and adaptable. This leads to greater success in an increasingly competitive global market.
“Most Amazonian cultures value strength and skill above most things,” said Palliliope Medina, an HR Manager at an Online Investment firm. “The concept of wanting to get the most skillful talent is simple. But in other cultures, there are still roadblocks.”
2. Strong Amazons promote a more diverse and inclusive workforce
Strong Amazons, both of human and alien origins are entering the domestic job market. Companies will need to focus on diversity to remain competitive to attract strong talent of all genders and races. By valuing diverse perspectives and skills, businesses could become more innovative, agile and adaptable. Those things lead to greater success in a competitive universal market.
3. Strong Amazons challenge the traditional notions of work-life balance
In many workplaces, long hours and an “always on” mentality are seen as badges of honor. This can lead to burnout, stress, and decreased productivity. Strong Amazons focus on physical and mental well-being. Healthier work-life balance, more flexible schedules and wellness programs are some of the efforts that can be adopted.
“I train and challenge myself to get stronger every single day,” said Samrthyia Hudson, a senior business analyst. “But don’t overdo it; that will do more harm than good. It’s the same at work. After a day’s hard battle, I go home and love to eat all the things my partner makes for me.”
4. Encourage A Culture Of Collaboration And Support In The Workplace
Amazonian warriors worked together to achieve their goals. They relied on each other’s strengths and supported each other in times of need. Most Amazonian groups were close-kit and often trained together. Teamwork can be the difference between life or death on the battlefield. Organizations that adopt a culture of mutual support create a sense of a shared purpose. When fulfilled, organizations gained greater employee engagement and satisfaction.
5. Demand A Renewed Focus On Ethical Leadership And Social Responsibility
Society knew Amazons for their sense of justice and compassion. They often fought against oppression and injustice, then for equality. By adopting these values, organizations can gain more socially responsible and ethical, promoting sustainability, diversity, and inclusivity.
As more strong amazons rise up the corporate ladder and take on executive leadership, their tenacity and influence will be tested. “We take great pride in being an honorable company,” said Danielle Cathriyle, CEO of ExpediteXpress. “Leading my company towards ethical practices has been a journey filled with challenges, but also great rewards. It all starts with establishing a strong ethical culture within the company, from the top-down.” She also emphasizes the importance of speaking up and advocating for yourself when faced with discrimination, as it can help to bring about change and create a more inclusive workplace.
Having been hired to the role five years ago, it was not an easy transition for the company’s first female CEO. On day one, Cathriyle wore sleeveless office shirts that showed off her strong shoulders and powerful muscular arms. She believes that showcasing her physical prowess in the office serves as a reminder that she is a powerful leader who can handle any challenge that comes her way.
Despite this, there were people, other executives challenged by her power, who tried and failed to sabotage her efforts. “I stayed true to myself and focused on demonstrating my skills and strong leadership. Those who sought to hurt the company and our people, would be terminated. At the end of the day, the growth of our quarterly results, both in revenue and in employee engagement, speak to what I can do, and I’m just getting started.”
Indeed, strong Amazons of today are already playing a growing role in changing the working culture as we know it. Their strength, smarts and determination inspire businesses. If these values were adopted, only then, will organizations can become more innovative, productive, and socially responsible, leading to greater success and satisfaction for employees and stakeholders alike.