Here is episode 58 of my Culture Leadership Charge video series. This post and video is about what you measure and reward in your workplace.

Many organizations have systems for setting goals, monitoring progress, and noting goal accomplishment. Such systems can be complex, technology-driven, and automated while some are incredibly simple – sticky notes on a whiteboard that move from “goal agreement” to “in progress” to “goal done.”

Some of those sticky notes might end up in the “stuck” column; that way it’s easy for everyone to see where things stand regarding your performance expectations.

It doesn’t matter whether your system is techno-driven or simple. Effective leaders make sure aligned goals are set and progress is made, all the way to “accomplished.”

My culture clients also create a system to track values – how people are treated in your organization. They create measurable valued behaviors – like “I do what I say I will do” for your integrity value – then measure how well leaders and team member model those valued behaviors daily.

With a twice a year values survey, leaders in these companies can track which players are living their company’s valued behaviors and which players are not.

In today’s three-minute episode of my Culture Leadership Charge video series, I describe how one client’s organization transformed into a purposeful, positive, productive work culture using these two systems.

My Culture Leadership Charge series features short (two-to-three-minute) videos that describe proven culture leadership and servant leadership practices that boost engagement, service, and results across your work teams, departments, regions, and even your entire company.

Each episode’s “charge” is a challenge for everyone in your organization – not just leaders – to refine their behaviors and ensure everyone is treated respectfully at all times.

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S. Chris Edmonds

S. Chris Edmonds

Chris helps leaders create purposeful, positive, productive work cultures. He's a speaker, author, and executive consultant. He blogs, podcasts, and video casts. He is the author of The Culture Engine and six other books.
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