Turning Culture Around: I'm With Them

Turning Culture Around: I'm With Them

Brenden Moran 14/04/2018 8

I’ve been reading a troubling amount of negative news on workplace happiness recently. It’s not like this is new, but what might be troubling for many is that if you read all of the positive news and advice throughout the internet you wouldn’t know that American business is failing its workers in so many ways.

I’ve had people comment on my positive articles which recommend positive changes and communication in the workplaces with, “Don’t people already do this?” Or “Try getting a job at a workplace where people don’t act like children.” The truth is that no, far too many people do not communicate and act positively in their workplace and that yes, I already work for a place where people mostly communicate and act positively-but I haven’t always.

We need to own up to the fact that companies-and consequently lives-are being ruined by bad work practices. Too many articles say that working conditions are bad without providing ways they can improve. So here is how to turn your company’s bad culture around: 

Be with them: Walk the same walk as your employees. Don’t be physically separate from them all the time. Make it a goal to be near, but not hovering. 

Know them: Make a point of trying to understand them and relate to them. Dig deeper beyond the professional and try to tap into who they are as a person. 

Help them: Find what makes them annoyed at work, what inhibits their development and efficiency. Become their problem solver. Be their advocate. 

Listen to them: Take the time to allow others to speak, withholding judgment, and tuning into the needs of others. Consider how listening to their ideas can help your business grow exponentially. 

Care for them: Go above and beyond what is expected of your professional role and start to embody a personal role. These are people, not machines. They require assurance, trust, stability, and thoughtfulness. There is so much complexity with us all. 

Go to them: This is your call to action; don’t let them come to you with the first step. Be the leader, take charge, and begin the transformative process of positive change.

Say: “I’m with them,” and not, “I’m out for me.”

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  • Kevin Smith

    Most companies acknowledge that there is something wrong with their culture, yet they cannot make sustainable effort to improve it.

  • Albert Halp

    Brillant read !!!!!

  • Sophie Killoran

    The truth may hurt but most organisations want to satisfy their shareholders. As long as they are happy, they don't give a damn about their employees.

  • Marc Bremmer

    If only my company can read this post, most of us are frustrated with the lack of creativity and work life balance.

  • Jordan Bradfield

    Inspiring, you have earned my respect mate.

  • Piotr Pasek

    Millennials keep on moaning and complaining, that's not something new.........

  • Ricky Vicks

    You can have all the prestige, money in the world and brand name; if you don't have the right culture, you are dead.

  • Nicky Soso

    In my opinion, customers will never love a company if employees do not love it first.

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Brenden Moran

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Brenden is a talented writer, who is passionate about the marketing and digital world. During his previous work experiences, he increased companies’ brand awareness and visibility thanks to his outstanding relational and customer service skills. He is also renowned for his meticulous attention to details. Brenden is currently completing a bachelor degree in communications studies and interdisciplinary liberal arts at the Colorado State University.

   

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