How Does Leadership Help Define Your Company Culture?
Improve Your Company Culture With Strong Leadership
One of the most often-cited reasons people leave their jobs is directly related to how management leads in the workplace. Company leaders are an integral part of the company culture, and if they’re failing to relay the positive elements of a company’s culture, it will reverberate throughout the organization.
Leadership behavior is not always an obvious betrayal of what the company outwardly says it holds dear, but little things tend to add up, and this leads to lower productivity, lower retention rates and an overall sense of low morale in the workplace. What can you do to teach your leadership to manage employees in a way that inspires those around them?
Leaders are given their roles because they have a vision that should advance the company’s goals. It takes buy-in from everyone under them to make that vision a reality, which is why leaders need to clearly communicate their vision to those around them, get everyone’s feedback and make them part of the mission.
Leaders are driven by a sense of mission. If they lack an ability to transfer their passion in the workplace onto their employees, those around them will not want to become a part of that mission.
The best leaders will have people under them clearly seeing that their boss is driven by something deep within, which becomes an inspiration and drives up productivity.
Nobody respects a flip-flopper. If you are a leader that is unpredictable, you’re not likely to have instilled trust in those that work for you. Being dependable and consistent in your behaviors is what leads your employees to trust you and have confidence moving forward.
Leaders need to make tough decisions. If there are two or three sides to every issue that comes up in the workplace, the best leader listens to all of them, never puts down “bad” ideas, but empowers those who have strong opinions to work toward meeting various expectations, even if their opinion on the matter was ultimately shot down – they still need to be part of the process.
Know How to Deal With Disparate Personalities
Knowing how to approach employees in a way that is productive for them can be like a difficult juggling act, but as a manager/leader, it’s an important part of the job. One way to break through and really understand how they prefer to be managed takes a scientific approach.
At PI Consulting Group, we’ve assisted organizations in many industries with unlocking the potential in employees and assisting managers in leading the right way. Contact us and let’s talk about how the Predictive Index method can help you improve your company culture.