DIAGNOSTIC – IS YOUR CULTURE TOXIC?
“In unstable times, growth comes from leaders who create change and engage their organizations, instead of from managers who push their employees to do more for less” – Seth Godin
We are passionate about creating incredible cultures and then teams who thrive in those cultures. Getting to know just how good (or bad) your culture is by getting to know you and your employees and running an in-depth diagnostic process is just a small part of what we do so we can help you close the gap between where you are and where you want to be.
But in case you want to get started straight away, here’s a quick diagnostic you can run to see if your company needs a culture reboot. Is this a common sight or feeling on Monday mornings … ? Do you hear any of these phrases?
“It’s hump day”
“Thank god it’s Friday”
As well as low productivity, creativity and innovation, experience any of these?
- It takes half a day for your employees to “get into things” on a Monday morning (or any day really)
- They are vocal about needing caffeine before they can even start their day
- The team is winding down at 4.45, packing up their desk at 5.15 and are heading out the door bang on the dot at 5.30pm and you’re not even sure what has been achieved
- When you have an all-company or team meeting, it’s like herding cats trying to get them all in the room at the same time
- You seem to spend most of your time implementing new policies to counteract ill-conceived behaviour; you have more bureaucracy than a government department
- A team member announces they are leaving, and when you talk to them, they cite a problem you could have solved – but they found another job in preference to speaking to you
- You ask them where they are against benchmark – and they can’t tell you
- An announcement of team building or a new initiative is met with barely concealed eye rolling and deep sighs
- The company values are written on the wall … but nobody can remember them
These are just some of the symptoms of a culture that needs a serious reboot. By tolerating it, you’re allowing the collective mindset to negatively impact productivity, creativity and the future of your business. What you put up with will persist. It’s time to do something about it.
But let’s be honest, you already knew the answer. The real question is, are you going to do something about it?