How To Create A Positive Culture In The Workplace

Strategy Driven

Successful leaders never overlook the importance of establishing a set of core values and following positive culture within their organizations. Culture is reflected through customer relations, employee engagement , and the types of people you want to hire for open positions.

How to Use a Career Page to Positively Show off Culture to Candidates

Chart Your Course

The Harvard Business Review reports culture directly impacts employee satisfaction, job performance, business creativity, commitment and loyalty, retention and absenteeism, and — perhaps the most important quality to executives — the bottom line. The best companies in the country know the power of a positive work environment both for their employees and key stakeholders. The culture of a business may be the most significant factor in determining a company’s success.

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Return to the Office or Else…: The Current State of Remote Work

Niagra Institute

In the time since the COVID-19 pandemic mandated remote work for many professionals, studies have been conducted to find out if remote work had positive or adverse effects.

How to Calculate ROI of Remote vs. In-Person Work? (How to Video)

Let's Grow Leaders

Other items to consider are a reduction in absenteeism and sick days. Even with expenses that the company incurred to set people up at home (buildout, technology), the company saw a positive ROI. Calculate ROI For a More Strategic Transition to Remote Teams.

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6 Simple Tips on Creating an Office Space Employees Love

Joseph Lalonde

Healthy employees are more productive and have less absenteeism. This means setting the tone for your company and promoting a positive work environment. This is a contributed post to For more information on contributing a post, please see our contributing policies.

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Conflict Without Casualties

Lead Change Blog

Drama costs the US workforce over $350 billion per year in lost productivity, absenteeism, passive-aggressive behavior, and wasted energy. Cultures that develop Compassionate Accountability can transform conflict into positive change, leveraging its energy to create rather than destroy and realizing tremendous new potential. When people misuse conflict energy, it becomes drama: they struggle against themselves or each other to feel justified about their negative behavior.

How Your Employee Recognition Program Can Destroy Morale

Let's Grow Leaders

Done well, these programs will have a positive impact on culture and can also serve as a vital part of your 5 x 5 communication plan. If you really want to reward employees, be sure to do it in a way that positively impacts employee morale by avoiding these (sadly quite common) mistakes.

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Are You Living in Conflict Debt?

Leading Blog

Finally, if you have completed the first two steps, you are in a good position to contribute to a solution. She covers issues that the U Tool can help to neutralize like the absentee boss and micromanaging. In this case, you become the absentee boss and set your team up to fail. W HEN YOU AVOID the tough discussions and decisions, you hold your business back, make your team dysfunctional, and cause yourself stress. You set up a kind of conflict debt.

Three Strategies to Encourage Good Mental Health in the Workplace

Leading Blog

By working to shift the residual emotional effects of stressful situations and embracing more positivity, we can strive to achieve enhanced well-being and professional success. As a result, it can impact our lives in the professional world, costing businesses millions of dollars due to absenteeism, high staff turnover and presenteeism. The Domino Effect of Positivity. L ET’S FACE IT: emotions are an inescapable element of the human experience.

Proof That Positive Work Cultures Are More Productive

Harvard Business Review

But a large and growing body of research on positive organizational psychology demonstrates that not only is a cut-throat environment harmful to productivity over time, but that a positive environment will lead to dramatic benefits for employers, employees, and the bottom line. In studies by the Queens School of Business and by the Gallup Organization , disengaged workers had 37% higher absenteeism, 49% more accidents, and 60% more errors and defects.

Child Care Benefits and Employee Retention

Lead Change Blog

Child care benefits are more of an investment than an expense since it lowers turnover rates, raises morale, and avoids employee absenteeism due to childcare. The company must offer some kind of last-minute assistance to avoid employee absenteeism due to child care. Just because working parents need flexible schedules doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be considered for senior positions. When working parents struggle with work-life issues, it affects employers as well.

The Most Common Type of Incompetent Leader

Harvard Business

My friend was experiencing absentee leadership , and unfortunately, he is not alone. Absentee leadership rarely comes up in today’s leadership or business literature, but research shows that it is the most common form of incompetent leadership. Absentee leaders are people in leadership roles who are psychologically absent from them. The impact of absentee leadership on job satisfaction outlasts the impact of both constructive and overtly destructive forms of leadership.


Lead Change Blog

Rewarding your employees will improve retention and reduce absenteeism. With the positive impact, it can create a great work environment that can help retain our employees. With the demand to do more with less, we are asking a lot from our people to do the same amount of work. That means we look for efficient ways of getting things done and doing more to fill the gaps that were left by their peers that left or were let go.

Loyal Employees are your Most Valuable Asset!

Brigette Hyacinth

According to research conducted by Gallup, disengaged employees cost companies $450-to-$550 billion in lost productivity each year as a result of poor performance and high absenteeism. Your brand position is determined by the customer’s experience.

Find Your Ideal Job and Build Your Dream Business

Leading Blog

Business Ownership Strengthens Your Employee Net Worth: In most positions you rarely get the opportunity to experience the functions associated with the roles of a Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Marketing Officer, as well as manage the day-to-day requirements for customer engagement and retention. Position Yourself with a Better Financial Portfolio: Quitting your job and then applying for a small business loan is a recipe for disaster.

The Key to Sustainable Performance

Lead Change Blog

Sustainable performance means your organization efficiently and effectively provides quality products and services, is blessed with low absenteeism and low staff-turnover. Schaufeli and colleagues define engagement as “a positive, fulfilling, work-related state of mind that is characterized by vigor, dedication, and absorption.” As an organization, as a leader, sustainable performance is key to build and maintain an excellent organization.

Engagement and Motivating Employees


The fact that you are taking the time to read this blog is a positive example. This can either be a negative or positive influence. Engagement at work matters.

Leadership, Passion, And Transformation

Joseph Lalonde

The second American belief I lapped up early on was that success meant power, big salaries, trinkets, and position. Positional leaders—those with name plaques on wooden doors but impotent in influence are the gatekeepers of this ideology. Moreover, disengagement and higher instances of absenteeism are reported among workers who underutilize their gifts in their position. Begin to Position Your Passion in Your Leadership Style.

The Stand-Up Strategists

Leading Blog

The four styles we identified are based on our understanding of humor-driven dynamics in organizations, and build upon the broader world of humor research: Sensory humor involves a leader projecting an energetic, positive, playful vibe, and having a generally humorous outlook. Self-deprecating humor is the ability of a leader to laugh at him/herself to reduce power-distance, and thereby facilitate more positive and intimate relationships.

Keeping Staff Healthy To Minimize Financial Loss During Winter

Chart Your Course

It has also been found that employees with desk-bound jobs are far more likely to fall ill than those with less-sedentary positions. The results may surprise you and you won’t have sleepless nights worrying about staff absenteeism. Without a doubt one of the most frustrating aspects of winter is sickness. Between the flu, the common cold, stomach bugs and everything else doing the rounds, employees are more than likely to miss quite a few days of work.

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Decisions and Timing

Lead Change Blog

She has a higher absenteeism rate than I did. • In circumstances where you are not being listened to, all your efforts are zero, you are being ignored, and it seems nothing is heading in a positive direction, you need to realistically assess your role in the situation as well as the likelihood that conditions will change. You were not promoted again this year? After putting in so much effort and hard work this year you were still not rewarded?

The Questions Most Leaders Have Never Asked

Great Leadership By Dan

When people are devastated, unappreciated, undervalued, or unrecognized for their contributions, productivity decreases while absenteeism and turnover increase. They withdraw and are no longer the vibrant contributors they once were until they find a new position and resign. Guest post by Marcia Daszko : It’s essential for courageous leaders to ask the bold, imperative questions about performance appraisals! What’s our purpose and aim in using appraisals? What are our strategies?

This Week's Leadership Book To Read: The Leadership Challenge

Eric Jacobson

Reduce absenteeism and turnover. Positively influence recruitment yields. Inspiring – Being excited, energetic, and positive about the future. There is good reason why, The Leadership Challenge , book is now in its sixth addition.

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Leaders, Want To Master Innovation? Then Get Funny!

Tanveer Naseer

The first three styles generally generate positive emotions, while the fourth is more typically associated with negative emotions and therefore has the most limited application with regard to enabling cognitive flexibility: Sense of Fun involves a leader projecting an energetic, positive, playful vibe, and having a generally humorous outlook. When it comes to boosting innovation the overwhelming focus should be on styles of humour that generate positive emotions.

4 Keys To Successful Crisis Management In Today’s Wired World

Tanveer Naseer

Last month, my daughters’ high school experienced a major technical glitch in their student absentee reporting software that caused hundreds of parents to be sent emails informing them that their child hadn’t shown up for school that day. In her email, our principal explained in detail how this student absentee reporting system normally works, why it’s a valuable tool for the school, after which she openly addressed the situation of what went wrong that morning.

4 Benefits an Organizational Psychologist Brings to the Workforce

Strategy Driven

In recent times an alternative approach called positive psychology has emerged. The aim of positive psychology is to thrive beyond just functioning. With qualified help, the principles of positive psychology can transform an employee’s work performance and value to the company.

Book Recommendation For Leaders: The Leadership Challenge

Eric Jacobson

Reduce absenteeism and turnover. Positively influence recruitment yields. Inspiring – Being excited, energetic, and positive about the future. There is good reason why, The Leadership Challenge , book is now in its sixth addition.

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The Power of Presence

Lead Change Blog

Have you ever heard of an “absentee leader” or manager? While I agree in large part with David Burkus’s conclusion of banning emails in his new book “ Under New Management ,” if need be a quick email of praise and support can be a positive in those circumstances when a rapid acknowledgement is necessary.

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November 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

They need constructive feedback for this – both positive and negative. ” Discover Bernd on Twitter at @moreleadership. Marcella Bremer of Leadership and Change Magazine provided Positive Culture: Attention for people. Marcella summarizes: “ Appreciative attention for people helped this client lower their absenteeism. Simple things can make a difference and help develop a more positive culture. Welcome to the November Leadership Development Carnival.

Leadership & the Super Committee

N2Growth Blog

The politician makes speeches and promises motivated by pride, ego, notoriety, power, position, stature, and personal success. Contrast this with a statesman who keeps commitments, is motivated by service above and beyond self, and by making a lasting positive difference. I only included cabinet positions that existed during Washington’s era for direct comparison purposes. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

The Key to Job Satisfaction: Prioritize Employee Mental Health Says the FMLA

HR Digest

The American Psychiatric Association reported that depression alone costs the US economy more than $210 billion annually in absenteeism and lost productivity. Only 49% admitted that they received positive responses or support after talking about their mental health issues.

How to Boost Employee Happiness

HR Digest

This leads to burnout , absenteeism , and turnover. . This group of people should create a positive company brand and build a company culture that promotes teamwork. Believe it or not, the number one cause of fruitful engagement in the workplace is employee happiness.

Compassion – A Cornerstone In Today’s Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

Consequently, we’re no longer interested in discovering how others experience our world, or in the case of those in leadership positions, how those we lead experience our leadership. No doubt this is why studies have shown that compassion in the workplace leads to not only higher levels of employee engagement and job satisfaction, but lower levels of employee absenteeism and burnout.

Leaders: How To Make Extraordinary Things Happen In Organizations

Eric Jacobson

Reduce absenteeism and turnover. Positively influence recruitment yields. Inspiring – Being excited, energetic, and positive about the future. There is good reason why, The Leadership Challenge , book is now in it’s sixth addition. It expertly teaches you what to do as a leader to mobilize others to want to get extraordinary things done in your organization. Revised to address current challenges, this sixth edition marks thirty years since the book was first published.

3 Practices to Protect Your People from Toxic Stress and Burnout

Michael Lee Stallard

The best practices of leading healthcare organizations and recent scientific research provide evidence that an organizational culture which fosters connection among people positively affects human productivity, wellness, wellbeing and overall performance. Value exists when everyone in the organization understands the needs of people, appreciates their positive, unique contributions, and helps them achieve their potential. Burnout is on the rise in healthcare.

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How to Reduce Employee Turnover Rate

Strategy Driven

Scrutinize candidates on soft skills that would come in handy for the job position. These are excellent criteria to measure whether a candidate will be happy and satisfied with their position in the business.

Remote Work Is Here to Stay: Are You Ready?

HR Digest

It also reduces absenteeism and increases employee engagement. So far, we’ve been talking about how telework positively affects employees and employers alike. Remote work is here to stay, and rightly so, it has become a common practice across industries.

Build Your Bottom Line: Accountable Culture in 6 Steps


Accountability helps to reduce absenteeism, lower turnover, and minimize time wasted on activities such as social media and office gossip. Include accountability as one of your core competencies for all employees in all positions and promote the competencies throughout the organization (e.g.,

3 Reasons to Allow Pets in Your Workplace

Lead Change Blog

This is because there is more and more research available on the positive ways pets affect our health. Increased workplace monotony contributes to low productivity, stress, and employee absenteeism. Stress-related physical illness is one of the greatest causes of absenteeism and one of the greatest contributors to rising healthcare costs in the workplace. Even a simple aquarium can improve the mood in a major way and promote a positive work environment.

Must-have business services every start-up should consider

Strategy Driven

You’ll need to know which HR regulations you’ll need to adhere to and how to deal with all sorts of employee-related issues, such as absenteeism and sick pay, paying a fair wage, calculating holidays, overtime, dealing with staff complaints and much more. Digital marketing is a cost-effective way to promote your business and can put you in a position to compete with established businesses which are much larger than yours.

My Best Advice for Leaders When Things Are Going Wrong

Ron Edmondson

Ultimately, you will never solve the problems as an absentee leader. I wish my story included me ending in the business world on a more positive note. Whether the end result is things turnaround and everyone gets to celebrate or the worse case scenario comes true and the organization ends, lead your team as long as you hold the position of leader. In my pre-ministry business days, Cheryl and I owned a small manufacturing business.

The Dad Challenge: The Nurturing Father

Ron Edmondson

The Bible, however, tends to also place the father in a nurturing position. I haven’t even mentioned the impact of an absentee or abusive father. Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4. Fathers are not usually seen as the nurturing ones in a family. When my boy’s got sick, they didn’t want me, they wanted Cheryl.

Do you have a winning right culture to succeed?

HR Digest

According to our analysis, a strong culture turns loyal employees into brand ambassadors who are committed to positively represent the company. Increased employee engagement and reduced absenteeism. As Peter Drucker famously said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” In today’s world of work where change happens fast, the first question analysts are most likely to ask a CEO is: “Do you have the right culture to succeed?”.