“Quiet quitting”, where employees don’t do more than is needed to fulfil job descriptions, and the “great resignation” continue to grab attention in the workplace.
There are many reasons why employees might feel the need to set boundaries around work or disengage. But “quiet quitting” and the “great resignation” often shine attention on the elephant in the room - Culture at Work.
The post-pandemic world of work is still clouded by uncertainty, with many employees needing clarity on the behaviours and traits expected of them as they navigate the complex modern workplace. Work culture is especially critical in times of change and uncertainty because it’s often the magic that drives a common purpose. And we’ve all heard the oft quoted adage, “Culture eats Strategy for breakfast.”
Yet, Culture is often left to chance. And, to periodic feel-good executive town halls.
So, why not train the Work Culture you want?
Being proactive in training the attributes and behaviours of the desired Culture allows organisations to be intentional in building the social contract with their workforce. Such initiatives require mass participation, as unless everyone across teams, business units and locations understands how to demonstrate the culture code, success will be elusive.
What are the 5 things to focus on to build a Culture fit for modern work?
Intentional focus on training these skills helps employees feel more confident to confront behavioural roadblocks without feeling depleted or judged by managers or colleagues.
Helping employees manage time effectively, communicate with purpose and build connections will keep them engaged and motivated. A company’s culture doesn’t flow from the top to the bottom - every member of an organisation has the power to exercise these skills.
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