If recent news about the counterproductive corporate cultures at WeWork, Uber, Wells Fargo, and Lululemon are any indication, perhaps it’s time you took a step back and invested in truly understanding your organization’s corporate culture.
Corporate culture comprises the beliefs, values, and behaviors that determine how an organization’s management and personnel interact with one another in-house and conduct business outside the organization.
While some organizations have healthy, thriving cultures, many organizations are dysfunctional as a result of having a toxic culture. Symptoms of a toxic culture include the following:
- Frequent miscommunication
- Fear and anxiety
- Rampant rumors/gossip
- High turnover
- Palpable tension
- Unethical or questionable business practices
- Little to no innovation, high resistance to change
- Low risk tolerance and constant need for reassurance
- Little or no collaboration
If you notice any of these symptoms of a toxic culture in your organization or you have a gut feeling that the people in your organization are not achieving their full potential as a group, having your organization’s corporate culture analyzed can provide insight intoContinue reading…