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

Let's Grow Leaders

Calculate ROI For a More Strategic Transition to Remote Teams. Your finance team did a bit of quick math to calculate ROI for making the transition to remote teams permanent based on real-estate savings and reduced communite times.

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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.

Remote Work Culture and Engagement


From employee retention to product quality, having a positive company culture will increase employee engagement and improve your company’s results. Engaged workforces experienced: 81% less absenteeism. Whether you cultivate it or not, your company has a culture.

Are You Living in Conflict Debt?

Leading Blog

W HEN YOU AVOID the tough discussions and decisions, you hold your business back, make your team dysfunctional, and cause yourself stress. Finally, if you have completed the first two steps, you are in a good position to contribute to a solution. In part 3, Davey focuses on “what you can do to systematize conflict so it’s a part of the standard operating procedure of your team.” Her examples resonate as they seem to be so much a part of everyday team dynamics.

The Power of Presence

Lead Change Blog

Have you ever heard of an “absentee leader” or manager? When you can personally interact, understand, and sense your team’s needs and make them feel the same about you, the highest level of presence is felt and your people’s needs are met on every level. If you convey to your team that you take the time to seek them out and are there for them, they will never have the “Yeah the boss was here but we never saw her/him” resignation.

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Remote Work Is Here to Stay: Are You Ready?

HR Digest

It also reduces absenteeism and increases employee engagement. Collaboration among diverse teams is key. Virtual teams in the workplace count on excellent communication for success. These include Zoom (a video calling provider), Microsoft Teams, WebEx Meeting, and GoToMeeting. .

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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Lead Change Blog

It is important to reward our employees because it has a direct impact on team performance. 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. Tangible gifts – meaningful gifts like team lunch or corporate products. As a leader, you need to think what is best suited for your team and make sure you recognize your people and let them know you care.

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.

How to Cultivate Gratitude, Compassion, and Pride on Your Team

Harvard Business

A willingness to accept some sacrifices and work hard toward a successful future are essential for the members of any team. Consider the results of Google’s Project Oxygen , a multiyear research initiative designed to identify the manager qualities that enhanced a team’s success. Innovation typically requires team effort. So as a manager, what’s the best way to instill grit and grace in your team? You and Your Team Series.

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. You and Your Team Series. Thus, absentee leaders are often silent organization killers. Just ask any absentee leader.

Decisions and Timing

Lead Change Blog

She has a higher absenteeism rate than I did. • My boss doesn’t know how to get the best from his team. • 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?

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

Eric Jacobson

The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership: Model the Way Inspire a Shared Vision Challenge the Process Enable Others to Act Encourage the Heart Kouzes and Posner explain that leaders who use these five practices more frequently than their counterparts: Create higher-performing teams.

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. She has 25 years of proven success as a Founder and CEO of a consulting firm, Marcia Daszko & Associates, and is an executive team workshop facilitator.

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. Team members openly make fun of failures related to the ideation process in a way that nurtures their collective, creative input.

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 years past, this would’ve certainly been a serious issue that our principal and her administration team would have to handle.

Book Recommendation For Leaders: The Leadership Challenge

Eric Jacobson

The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership: Model the Way Inspire a Shared Vision Challenge the Process Enable Others to Act Encourage the Heart Kouzes and Posner explain that leaders who use these five practices more frequently than their counterparts: Create higher-performing teams.

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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. What can companies to to retain talented, engaged team members?”

How to Boost Employee Happiness

HR Digest

This leads to burnout , absenteeism , and turnover. . And, because happy employees work harder, consider regularly holding 1:1 meetings with each team member. So get your marketing team on this one!

Managing Vacations When Your Team Is Global

Harvard Business Review

It’s no longer unusual for teams within organizations to span different countries and cultures. While there are many benefits to this, one of the challenges for leaders of these global teams is navigating everyone’s vacation schedules. Employees within a single team may have completely different holiday calendars, laws, and customs. managers when their team acts entitled to vacations — but in most places, they actually are.

Leaders: How To Make Extraordinary Things Happen In Organizations

Eric Jacobson

The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership: Model the Way Inspire a Shared Vision Challenge the Process Enable Others to Act Encourage the Heart Kouzes and Posner explain that leaders who use these five practices more frequently than their counterparts: Create higher-performing teams. Reduce absenteeism and turnover. Positively influence recruitment yields. Inspiring – Being excited, energetic, and positive about the future.

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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Build Your Bottom Line: Accountable Culture in 6 Steps


The companies with the highest-performing teams and most robust bottom lines make accountability the centerpiece of their culture. Accountability helps to reduce absenteeism, lower turnover, and minimize time wasted on activities such as social media and office gossip.

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. A new furry, feathered, or finned employee could be the most valuable asset to your company’s team!

My Best Advice for Leaders When Things Are Going Wrong

Ron Edmondson

When you disappear: The people trying to follow you – your team – will have less motivation to work hard. 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. This may involve getting blunt honest with your team (something I didn’t do) and humbly soliciting their input. It’s one of the chief values of a team.

Ten Decisions Leaders Make Everyday

Kevin Eikenberry

Are you disciplined to stay on task and move yourself and your team in the direction of your goals? Do you know the most important things you and your team need to be doing and thinking about? People grow from encouragement, a focus on their strengths and positive reinforcement. Decide to create a positive environment. Are you an absentee leader, leaving your team to “do their work&# ?

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Why You Need Feedback from Others

Your Voice of Encouragement

There was a lot of absenteeism, and morale seemed quite low. It was a huge "wake-up" call that dramatically changed the way he viewed his team and ran his business. I really appreciate your taking time to comment and give me positive feedback. What will I say when I get positive feedback? skip to main | skip to sidebar Monday, January 18, 2010 Why You Need Feedback from Others We all have blind spots about our behavior.

Burnout at Work Isn’t Just About Exhaustion. It’s Also About Loneliness

Harvard Business

You and Your Team Series. And both the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University and the Gallup Organization have shown the extreme costs to companies of disengagement: almost 37% higher absenteeism, 49% more accidents, 16% lower profitability, and a 65% lower share price over time. After all, the most important factor in work happiness, a UK study showed , is positive social relationships with coworkers. More and more people are feeling tired and lonely at work.

?47 Warnings & Ways to Improve Employee Morale & Performance

Miles Anthony Smith

I hope that the positive (or mostly positive) workplaces that you have experienced outweigh the negative ones. Many teams unfortunately have neither confidence nor enthusiasm for their work, and without those two, who cares to be disciplined in their work ? Then we will turn to the impact both good and bad workplace environments have on people, the warning signs, and what to do to improve your employee engagement and team morale. High levels of absenteeism ​ 36.

How to Tell Your Boss That You’re Not Engaged at Work

Harvard Business

For instance, two people with similar skills and backgrounds may be working for the same company, in the same team, and have very similar roles — yet one of them may be totally immersed, enthused, and fulfilled, while the other is fed up, bored, and alienated. As a consequence, the former will perform better, stay longer in the organization, and be a positive influence on other employees, while the latter will underperform, have a negative impact on others, and quit.

Jim Hunter – Servant Leadership Interview Series

Modern Servant Leader

Servant leadership has proven successful and has a positive impact for the long term, time and again. Really messed-up experiencing strikes, union drives, turnover absenteeism, low commitment, low morale. They don’t trust people in power or positions. We got to get him off the team” and he ends up being the poster child for servant leadership six months later. We continue the servant leadership interview series with a real treat.

Effective Handling of Employee Personal Problems is Critical to Maintaining Workforce Efficiency

Strategy Driven

It is also a function of managers to ensure that employees are happy and motivated so that they contribute positively on a long term basis to the organization. Be sure to check on their well-being and to provide positive encouragement and reinforcement as the process continues. These can include tardiness, absenteeism , emotional outbursts, or outward stress and anxiety among many others.

How to Improve the Engagement and Retention of Young Hourly Workers

Harvard Business

Meanwhile, employee disengagement results in higher absenteeism, more accidents, lower business profitability, worse customer service, and a lower share price. One proven method is investing in specific training for frontline managers, who often are promoted quickly into that position and have never managed a team. After a skills training and a 10-week paid internship, 75% of This Way Ahead graduates receive offers for positions at Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic stores.

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Buy-In – The Imperative Strategy

Strategy Driven

The 75 hands-on activities in this proactive guide help you create an organization filled with people who: Engage with and ‘own’ their work Generate creative ideas that drive profit Build innovative teams Solve problems effectively Make decisions with conviction Respond and adapt to change With Business Improv , you have the one and only tool you need to facilitate real, lasting leadership skills in every employee.

Attention Seekers…just recognition hungry or bullies in disguise.

Roundtable Talk

Bold pronouncements, a prominent position, gushing empathy, sitting on many committees for good causes, etc all feature regularly. Watch for signs of bullying … high absentee rates, continual staff turnover, individuals afraid to speak up in front of particular people. RoundtableTalk Where ambitious leaders meet. Skip to content Home Welcome! ← Fast Friday with Steven Tyler, Aerosmith frontman Say what? 25 of the worst leadership lines ever.

Jim Hunter – Servant Leadership Interview Series

Modern Servant Leader

Servant leadership has proven successful and has a positive impact for the long term, time and again. Really messed-up experiencing strikes, union drives, turnover absenteeism, low commitment, low morale. They don’t trust people in power or positions. We got to get him off the team” and he ends up being the poster child for servant leadership six months later. We continue the servant leadership interview series with a real treat.

Virgin Atlantic Tested 3 Ways to Change Employee Behavior

Harvard Business

Clearly, positive environmental impact can be quite profitable. For many years, teams at Virgin Atlantic have been testing ways to motivate efficient decision-making in the cockpit. The study did not increase captain absenteeism, nor did it increase flight times, which provides further support for the position that such behavioral interventions can provide gains on a number of workplace dimensions without producing negative effects.

Your Nice Boss May Be Killing Your Career

Harvard Business Review

As a result, his team had been winnowed away to a fraction of the size it used to be. His own reputation bled over onto the members of his team. Every time the team became "positively frustrated" and ready to make the change necessary to get to the next level he would stand up and say sweetly, "Oh, I just wanted to remind you all of how far we have come." That is a useful party trick to be sure but the result was career limiting for each member of his team.

5 Ways to Boost Your Resilience at Work

Harvard Business

Morgan Chase, and in my current work as co-founder of the learning solutions company Wisdom Labs, I’ve seen over and over again that the most resilient individuals and teams aren’t the ones that don’t fail, but rather the ones that fail, learn and thrive because of it. One important distinction to note is that not all stress is created equal and there are even some types of stress that may also have a positive effect on our well-being and productivity.

9 Ways for a Leader to Lose Favor — And Some Advice to Guard Against It

Ron Edmondson

Absentee leader – The busier we get the more we sometimes have to isolate ourselves to get anything done. And, it’s promotes weak and unhealthy commitments among the team. Always having an answer – You lose favor when decisions are made singularly rather than as a team. Devaluing other’s work – As leaders, with so many “big picture” ideas, we can sometimes fail to notice what other’s are contributing to the team.

Ten Reasons Winners Keep Winning, Aside from Skill

Harvard Business Review

Positive moods produce physical energy and the resilience to persist after setbacks. My studies show that there is less absenteeism or tardiness in organizations known for their successes. Winners are more likely to voluntarily discuss mistakes and accept negative feedback, because they are comfortable that they can win, Because they are confidence about the possibility of winning, they see practicing as a route to a positive outcome, not as a punishment.