All of us also know, its people who make or break an organization.
So why do so many organizations tolerate toxic leadership, management, and / or supervisors to run their business?
I recently read an article summarizing a recent study of the worst companies to work for. I’m not focused on the companies as much as the leadership lessons we can learn from the study – you can read the article here if you like.
Here are some tips to carefully evaluate the following 10 – reminders of what is important to the people who work in your organization, then decide what if anything you need to do to take action:
- Clearly communicate the vision.
- Provide opportunities for growth and advancement.
- Meaningful work that translates into a valuable contribution.
- Reduced work load stress and improved work-life balance.
- Be treated with respect and human decency by management.
- Decision makers who are ‘in-touch’ with customers and employees.
- Eliminate bureaucracy and make cultural adjustments to reflect demographic change.
- The tools to get the job done.
- Suitable working conditions.
- Show that you care.
Not an unreasonable list, however leaders, managers, supervisors and / or bosses have to deliver.
Their performance is critical to the organizations short and long-term success.
Remember, as a leader, it’s up to you to provide them with the help they need to be effective at positioning your organization as a great place to work. Let me know if you need a little help.