Elevating your leadership skills and fostering a robust workplace culture is pivotal for building a better business. A toxic workplace can hinder productivity, making it crucial to assess and enhance your organisational environment.
Spotting Toxicity: Signs Your Workplace May Need Attention
Lack of Trust:
Is there a noticeable divide between owners and the team, fostering an ‘us’ versus ‘them’ mentality?
Core Values Neglect:
Are your Core Values nonexistent or not actively practiced?
Are team members engaging in post-meeting discussions that involve criticism rather than constructive dialogue?
Do highly stressful interactions become the norm rather than the exception?
Are team members and owners prioritising self-interest over the collective benefit of the team and the business?
Lack of Buy-In:
Is there a lack of team commitment to the core purpose or goals of the business?
Building a Healthier Workplace Culture: Key Strategies
Develop Collaborative Core Values:
Involve your team in crafting Core Values that resonate with everyone.
Clearly articulate why your business exists for its customers, and demonstrate how each team member contributes to this purpose.
Visibility and Accountability:
Make Core Values and purpose highly visible, fostering accountability among team members.
Establish annual and 90-day goals for each team member, aligning individual objectives with the overall Business Plan.
Recognition and Celebration:
Acknowledge and celebrate successes, recognising team members for outstanding performance.
Conduct regular team meetings, providing a platform for everyone to be heard.
Take decisive action against toxic behaviours by showing the ‘door of opportunity’ to individuals hindering a positive culture.
A toxic culture jeopardises business success. Conduct a candid assessment of your workplace culture and implement changes to cultivate a resilient and vibrant environment.
Need assistance in developing Core Values or defining your purpose? We’re here to help!
“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” – Peter Drucker
On Tuesday 13 February from 8-9am, Sharp Accounting will be running our Building a Better Business in 10 Steps Seminar. This will be held at our offices here in Ballarat. Click here to find out more and register at no cost.
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