Every workplace has a unique culture established by its leaders and cultivated over time through the interactions of its employees. To build a place where people enjoy working, it is important to inspire and encourage growth. Below we’ve shared twelve key indicators of a healthy work culture to get you started in the right direction…
1 | RESPECT
Employees respect their fellow team members and work meaningfully to avoid personality conflicts and gossip.
2 | CREATIVITY
Employees feel challenged by their work and that it stimulates their creativity and imagination.
3 | PERSONAL STRENGTHS
Employees’ personal strengths are utilized, nurtured, and supported.
4 | OPEN COMMUNICATION
Employees are comfortable freely contributing ideas, alternate views, and constructive feedback.
5 | ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE
Employees feel empowered through transparency and access to organizational data.
6 | ACTIVE ENCOURAGEMENT
Employees feel recognized and encouraged in their job responsibilities and interactions.
7 | CLARITY
Employees understand the direction their team and organization is headed, with clearly articulated mission, goals, and strategies.
8 | LEARNING
Employees feel that they are learning and developing and have access to resources such as: training, workshops, mentoring, coaching, and presentations.
9 | POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS
Employees work better when they have positive, supportive, and energizing relationships with fellow team members.
10 | FAIRNESS
Employee performance is assessed fairly, following a set of standards that are applied equally to all team members.
11 | CONTRIBUTION
Employees feel they are contributing to the team and appropriately recognized for their contributions.
12 | OWNERSHIP
Employees are invested in the importance of creating a positive work environment, and all team members accept responsibility to be engaged and encourage others to stay engaged.
By using these indicators to evaluate your workplace, you can identify areas for improvement and areas of achievement.
On a scale of 1-10, where does your workplace score on each of these indicators?
What can you do to a make a difference in your work culture?
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