No employer wants to end up with a toxic workplace culture. Negativity spreads, and it can drive employees away quickly. A positive workplace culture, on the other hand, is associated with higher productivity and reduced turnover—a real win-win. Changing the workplace culture takes time and effort, but the payoff can be enormous.
Here are some characteristics of positive workplace cultures:
- There’s frequent and appropriate communication from management and HR. Transparency tells employees they’re trusted and reduces the chances of rumors taking over for real communication. When the upper levels of the organization are open with employees, it can help foster good communication throughout the organization.