Here’s a hypothetical situation. One of your good friend’s oldest child is looking for a new job. This friend tells you that his daughter is considering applying to a number of organizations, including your company.

The friend asks you a vital question: “Is your company a great place to work?”

For many of us, we’d have a tough time giving our company – and our company’s culture – a “great place to work” rating. It might be an “OK” place to work – but not great.

The problem is that far too many companies are lousy places to work.

SHRM’s 2019 Culture Report found that, over the past five years, the cost of turnover due to workplace culture exceeded US$223 Billion around the globe.

This study of over 1,000 American workers found that:

  • Only 38% of respondents are “very satisfied” with their jobs. That means 62% are not very satisfied.
  • 20% of respondents have left a job due to workplace culture.
  • Of those respondents, 58% said the main reason they left was due to poor people management.
  • 36% say their manager doesn’t know how to lead a team.
  • 30% say they don’t trust their manager to treat them fairly.

Your workplace culture may not be this awful – but you probably know of people issues across your organization.

In today’s three-minute episode of my Culture Leadership Charge video series, I explain how you can improve the quality of your work culture by changing the rules – and making respect as important as results.

This is episode seventy-seven of my Culture Leadership Charge series. Each episode is a ~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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Is your workplace a great place to work – where results and respect are equally rewarded? Share your insights or questions below or engage me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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 two Amazon bestsellers: Good Comes First (2021) and The Culture Engine (2014).
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