01 Sep What does a healthy workplace culture look like for your business?
What does a healthy workplace culture look like for your business?
In his book ‘The Advantage – Why Organisational Health Trumps Everything Else’ Patrick Lencioni states:
‘More than anything else values are critical because they define your business’s personality’.
If I asked you what the personality of your business was, what would be your response?
He also states that with the right values in place you will attract the right employees and repel the wrong ones; attract the right customers and repel the wrong ones…
Sounds like it’s worth taking the time to invest in the health of your workplace culture…
Your workplace culture needs to be a direct reflection of all the decisions, actions and behavioural work habits of you and your team.
A healthy workplace culture will give your business a competitive edge, an advantage over your greatest rivals and yet most business owners ignore it.
So, what does a healthy workplace culture look like?
If you sat down with your team and asked them what a healthy work culture looked like they would probably come up with a list like the one suggested by Patrick Lencioni in his book ‘The Advantage’:
- Minimal politics
- High Productivity
- Minimal confusion
- Low staff turnover
- High morale
However most business leaders tend to invest time and energy on getting smarter, instead of healthier by focusing on the easy to measure areas of their business:
It’s true, both are required, but fail with the first (healthy) list and your efforts on the second (smarter) list will be pointless.
However, succeed on the first list and your efforts on the second list will be multiplied!
Click here to access our Business Bitesize library that includes our downloadable “Healthy Workplace Wins” report and establish the right set of values for you and your team so that they sponsor success in both the healthy and smart areas of your business.