How healthy is your work culture?

The reality is that senior leaders can’t improve their work culture unless they understand the real condition of their current work culture.

Here are three ways to solve that problem.

First, ask. This is an informal way of gathering information about cultural health. One of my clients spends three hours a week to “stay connected” to team members and team leaders across the organization.

Second, measure. This is a more formal way of gathering information about cultural health. I recommend Human Synergistics’ Organizational Culture Inventory to my clients. It provides a valid assessment of the health of one’s work culture across the organization and within sub-units.

Third, refine. After listening and learning in the first two steps, begin making small changes to improve respect, relationships, and cooperation.

In today’s three-minute episode of my Culture Leadership Charge video series, I share details about these three ways for senior leaders to learn the condition of their real work culture and improve it, daily.

This is episode seventy (!) of my Culture Leadership Charge series. Each episode is a short (two-to-three-minute) video that describes proven culture leadership and servant leadership practices that boost engagement, service, and results across your work teams, departments, regions, companies – and even homes and neighborhoods.

You’ll find my Culture Leadership Charge episodes and more on my YouTube and my iTunes channels. If you like what you see or hear, please subscribe!

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In what ways do you learn about your workplace culture’s health? What did your best bosses do to stay connected to culture sanity? Share your insights or questions on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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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