Your organization, whether it’s a small business, a department, a division, a government agency, a nonprofit, a multinational or anything in between, has a culture. It many not be a healthy culture, but it has one. And your culture drives everything that happens in your organization.
The problem is that our organizations are not great places to hang out in! Recent research proves it:
- The Workplace Bullying Institute’s 2017 survey found that 19% of Americans have suffered abusive conduct at work. Another 19% have directly witnessed it. 63% are aware that workplace bullying happens.
- Christine Porath found that 98% of workers surveyed in the past 20 years have experienced incivility in the workplace.
- TinyPulse found that 77% of employees do not feel strongly valued at work.
- And trust across our society is at an all-time low. The 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer found that trust among the US general population fell nine points to 43 on a 100-point scale, the largest drop in the history of the survey’s history. Trust among the informed US public plunged 23 points to 45, making it the lowest of the 28 markets surveyed.
These all contribute to the poor quality of our workplace cultures.
So, what do culture-savvy leaders pay attention to in their teams to ensure a purposeful, positive, productive work culture?
Watch this crisp, three-minute video to learn the three things you and your leaders should be paying attention to when it comes to culture.
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