Looking back over the past 25 years, it's been remarkable working with leaders who have recognised the importance of prioritising their organisational cultures. They are committed to taking proactive steps to shape the culture they desire, so that they remain robust, viable and relevant.
As we all know, if you leave your culture to chance, unfortunately the dysfunctional behaviours and negatives forces will dominate.
Tragically, great people will then leave. Even worse, your good people go toxic!
Which got me thinking…
Do people really grasp the pervasive and powerful influence that workplace cultures exert across their organisations?
I was reminded about this with an insightful parable (attributed to the writer David Foster Wallace) which goes like this:
Your Culture Is All Around You
Like the fish in water, workplace culture is all around us. It permeates and impacts everything that we do. It’s the unwritten norms and ground rules of what’s expected, and what’s accepted.
Creating positive workplace cultures is not a passive endeavour. It demands a conscious effort ‘by design’ from leaders, and a real commitment from all staff.
As leaders, we have an extra responsibility to steer this cultural ship deliberately – (am I mixing metaphors here?), ensuring that our culture and behaviours align with our values.
When your workplace culture is designed well, it shapes our behaviours, influences our decisions, and ultimately determines the success of our organisation. Then we not only retain our great talent, but we also create an environment where everyone can flourish.
So, take charge and craft a culture that enables, motivates, nurtures and leads you all towards the culture that you desire, by design.
Creating a Positive Culture workshop series
‘Face-to-Face’ workshops post-pandemic still feel like such a treat. That's why I'm thrilled to be on the road next month across Australia, delivering one of my favourite sessions on Creating A Positive Culture.
Click here for more info about our popular Creating A Positive Culture workshop.
Have a great week.
CEO - Lead Educator
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Richard Dore travelled to SA to facilitate the Moving from Operational To Strategic, In-house Program with the Department of Infrastructure and Transport team.
Sarah Savvas, NSW Regional Leader, had the privilege of conducting our 'Creating A Positive Culture' and 'Understanding & Managing Behaviour' workshops for the University of Western Sydney. What a fantastic group! We received such positive feedback.
Regional Leader, Lisa Cutler delivered the In-house program – Frontline Leadership Series this week to a great group of AMA Group leaders. Lisa in the picture with Tamar Rabbi - Senior People Partner.
Brett Hopkins, Regional Leader SA, delivered the Leading with Engagement, Action, and Purpose program for the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN). It was a fantastic event with an excellent group of participants.
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