Company Culture Can Be Painful!

But it does not have to be with the right business strategy.

Why is Company Workplace Culture Hard to Create?

Company culture can be comprised of;

  • Complex set of beliefs
  • Assumptions
  • Values
  • Attitudes
  • Expectations

To name several.

Is everyone on the same page, and how does everyone interact on a day-to-day basis? These two simple questions can lead you towards what your company culture is like. Whether you have a positive or negative workplace culture, maybe even mediocre, your company will have a culture.

Staff should be proudly defining where they work every day to those around them. You need a positive workplace culture. We have seen successful companies with an overall toxic culture, but inside of the company, some groups work great together, that makes a lot of profit for that company.

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However, the turnover is massive, another department staff hates getting up in the morning, and a lot of company meetings take a negative tone or is all one-sided.

Just because companies are making profits, does not mean they have a great workplace culture.

Why Do You Want It?

As an employee, you want to feel supported.

Do you deal with managers that do not share information or say they have an open-door policy, but not really? We all know what it is like to do our jobs, be accountable to our results, but only work with half the information!

It’s terrible to deal with.

Maybe you feel like you are stuck in your role, keep to yourself for a good reason, or even worse, you get along with leadership and fellow employees out of forced behavior.

Your company will succeed when you succeed!

Your Workplace Culture is Positive/Negative Because!

So how do these leaders or managers get in their positions? Often times, it was;

  • The right place, right time
  • They knew someone higher up to get that promotion.

However, or whenever that leader was put in place, they need to take a self-education approach to become better. In return, continuously learning will help them on how to cultivate a positive business culture.

Before you begin to ask the senior staff about your role, ask yourself if your job/career is really worth it, because it could cost you that job if you don’t take it carefully. We are not here to give specifics because every leader, manager, situation, company, etc. is different.

So, proceed with caution!

What Now?

Here are some suggestions towards your own approach;

  • Have the hard conversations about what is happening in your role with senior staff
  • Learn to read body language. Know when to back off
  • Take notes and document everything. In order for you and the company to succeed, you need to know what you’re up against by creating benchmarks to work with, so you all have something to review in the future.
  • Either way, get involved, don’t get lost in the crowd and speak up.

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