• Chris Gadson


Work culture is established by the leaders of a business, which then trickles down to other areas. Some companies have not mastered this delicate balance, which is evidenced by frustrated employees and dissatisfied clients.

Effective leaders can pick up on this quickly, finding ways to boost morale and performance.

Good leadership has a vision for the company, a willingness to learn and can bring about change when necessary.

Setting the culture for the business defines its tone and identity, ultimately leading to sustainable relationships.

Defined Vision

One way that the right type of leadership can set the tone for an organization is having a clearly defined vision. It should be easy for everyone in the business to understand what they are out to accomplish.

When leadership does not establish the vision for the company, employees are left without a sense of purpose in what they do. Without this, job satisfaction declines, and the perception of management takes a negative turn.

With these things taking place, people often spend much of their time being frustrated about their work and not getting any of it done.

Defining the company vision and communicating it is a key part in boosting company culture.

Management Style Means Everything

One of the easiest ways to measure productivity is to look at management.

Examine each department and it’s the employees. Some questions to ask are:

· Do they look stressed out after a manager speaks to them?

· Do they look inspired?

· How are messages being communicated?

· Are struggling employees being given what they need to improve?

· Are employees free to voice their concerns?

Finding the answers to these questions will identify areas of opportunity for decision­­–makers. Having Managers who work in a collaborative way as opposing to barking orders has been proven to get the most out of employees.

Management style is a key contributor to company culture.

Willingness to learn

In addition to this, leadership can create a positive work culture by demonstrating a willingness to learn. Managers that remain open to trying new concepts and finding more effective means of accomplishing task goes a long way toward having an inspired workforce.

Occasionally changing things up makes all the difference between having disgruntled employees and workers who feel like they are having their talents utilized.

One of the main ways that a manager achieves this is through self-evaluation. This is the time to figure out what has been successful, and what hasn’t.

Leading the Charge

The right management has a positive impact on the work culture by serving as a source of inspiration for employees. Leaders that light a fire under employees give them the desire to be successful.

This starts with management having good habits such as being on time and setting a good example in their work.

Sharing work with employees is also a good way to lead. This sets a standard that employees ultimately want to model their work after.

Good leadership makes the difference in keeping employees for you for a long time or having a having constant turnover.

When people like their job, a big part of it is having leadership that they trust, and people that help them reach their potential. All of these things play a key role in boosting the culture of the business, and they must be taken seriously.