Read more about the article The High Cost of a Toxic Culture
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The High Cost of a Toxic Culture

Toxic Cultures Eventually Destroy Performance and Productivity Toxic Employees are often High Performing Eliminating Toxic Behavior is More Important than Developing Higher Performers ‘X’ company is proud of “telling it…

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Read more about the article Curing a Toxic Culture
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Curing a Toxic Culture

Reward Structures Can Enable Toxic Employees Leadership may be the reason for the culture Changing is possible, requiring time and commitment The company touted its values, especially teamwork.  Its innovation…

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Outcomes of Culture

• Engagement: how has the culture affected it?• Customer Service: What do members think about bellwether items?• Trust and TeamworkPreviously, we have discussed what drives of culture and the factors…

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The Pillars of Culture

• Three primary factors provide major inputs into culture• Leadership is essential• Communication permeates everything in the enterprise• A healthy ecosystem enables everyone to contribute effectivelyWe’ve talked about the factors…

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Read more about the article Altruism: The Fifth Factor
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Altruism: The Fifth Factor

Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.― Victor FranklHonor others, their time and contributionBe open to others’ ideas, expect contribution from anywhere in…

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School Starts After Labor Day

Good Cultures Commit to ExcellenceMake Sure the Members Understand the “Why”Be Willing to Address Uncomfortable/Controversial TopicsWe built a school in 90 days, but that last week must have lasted a…

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The Little School with Lofty Goals

Goals must be crystal clear and forward focusedGood organizations plan and plan for contingencies as wellMembers continuously and naturally challenge the status quo, seeking improvementIt only took five years to…

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The Way We Do Things Here

Culture isn’t what’s written down in the employee manual Culture is what they tell you after you get done with training Leader’s influence culture – they do not control it…

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