If you find yourself living for the weekend rather than living in the moment, you know a shift of some kind needs to happen.
Before I because a leader, I used to live for the weekend. I disliked the culture of the majority of the organisations where I worked. I felt like I was just a number. There was a serious need for a positive culture in the workplace to help myself and others feel we wanted to be a part of it.
I continuously disengaged and became disinterested in my work as a member of a team. Eventually I would leave the organisation, as would others, for the same reasons, time and time again. Being undervalued. Having a lack of shared purpose. The expectations and goals of the organisation weren't aligned with their vision. There was a lack of engagement from leadership and trust in the leaders.
How do you develop a positive company culture?
There are 6 building blocks:
Why does a positive culture matter?
A positive culture matters because this increases employee engagement and therefore productivity. A positive culture brings about high-performing teams. People need to feel valued, listened to and understood with a clear sense of direction to want to stay working for an organisation.
The positive culture has to come from the leader and infiltrate downwards. Therefore it is the leader who needs to lead with the company vision, purpose, values, be accountable and develop trust through transparency and integrity. In order to develop the positive culture from the outset, the leader needs to know oneself first through self-awareness.
When employing new members of staff, the organisation can coach the interviewees to establish if they are a good fit for the company culture through questions on values, likes and dislikes and meeting department leaders so they can provide their view on the interviewee.
Consider the impact of your company culture and how investing in leadership development to develop the positive culture, can increase future growth.
I help corporate executive women to be more influential during emotion-charged situations by developing their emotional competence to respond constructively.