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Joe Hart – Dynamic Business

Organisational Psychologist | Director of Joe Hart – True Perspective

What makes your workplace truly inviting for employees?

A conducive workplace culture plays a crucial role in the prosperity of any organization. The ultimate result is heightened efficiency, improved employee involvement, and greater financial gains.

Therefore, it’s essential to establish a culture that encourages employee growth and acknowledges their input. Recognizing that workplace culture encompasses both employee conduct and the company’s principles is crucial.

In this week’s instalment of Let’s Talk, we asked our specialists about strategies for nurturing a work culture that actively involves employees.

Let’s Talk.

Joe Hart, Organisational Psychologist and Executive Coach

Joe Hart
Joe Hart, Organisational Psychologist and Executive Coach

“My three top tips to help create a positive work culture:

  1. When interviewing new recruits stop with the hard sell. It stinks of desperation and sets up impossible expectations when they start work and see the ‘real’ culture. Be honest about your workplace and the future…warts and all. People appreciate honesty, and it encourages loyalty.
  2. Stop promoting the wrong people in your business. It’s called the ‘Peter Principle’ and it’s happening because companies have shaped an expectation that managers get paid more, so people want to become managers. As an example; you promote your best sales person into a management role, but they hate being a manager and also you’ve lost your best sales person. What’s worse, everyone that person manages is now disengaged because their manager is incompetent.
  3. I’ll never get tired of saying this….stop talking about each other and start talking to each other. You often have to work with people you wouldn’t necessarily choose in your personal life, so be brave and have that ‘chat’ with your colleague. Get it off your chest but for the love of all things good, don’t bitch about them to somebody else. It’s the very definition of toxicity.”