Companies sink or swim based on their workplace culture. It affects morale, productivity and, ultimately, the bottom line. It’s also one of the main reasons employees stay with an organization. In fact, it may be more important than tangible benefits.A July Employee Benefit News article outlines the 8 signs that signify your workplace culture might need a reboot:
- Needing meetings to prepare for the meetings to prepare for the meetings.
- Taking it offline so that important discussions aren’t taking place.
- Everyone always agrees with the highest-level person in the room, so other opinions aren’t being expressed.
- Lack of leadership humility.
- Sugarcoating or rationalizing bad news. Companies that are upfront about bad news and solicit feedback for dealing with challenges usually have much healthier cultures.
- Post-meeting politics. If the real meetings happen after the official meetings, that’s a red flag.
- Focusing too much on the next big thing – whatever strategy or opinions that are in vogue at the moment – rather than core competencies.
- Employees not wanting to do fun things together.