Shawnee Love •
February 25, 2016
There is a sign in my mechanic’s shop about how much more expensive it is to fix problems than it is to conduct preventative maintenance over the life of a vehicle.
In my experience, it is also significantly more expensive to fix a dysfunctional work culture than it is to prevent the dysfunction in the first place.
So how do you prevent dysfunction in the workplace?
- Understand what your version of good culture is.
- Hire slowly and carefully.
- Pay & reward fairly.
- Communicate clearly and consistently.
- Establish and share reasonable yet challenging goals and expectations.
- Hold yourself and others accountable.
- Recognize and appreciate for contributions as well as accomplishments.
- Remove obstacles to success.
- Encourage development and growth.
- Foster trust and respect.
- Address issues as they arise.
- Ensure employees feel safe, secure and supported.
We are going to explore each of these 12 preventative measures in more detail in future blogs.
If you have a prevention you think needs to be included, please comment.