As you can see from reading my blog, I have an intense interest in the way that leaders in any situation contribute to the culture of their organizations. To me, building culture, or examining what you have to make it better, is one of the most important ways to create effective organizations. It takes bravery and honesty, but with guidance and open minds, it can be done. There are wonderful reads out there. Despite the title that begins with a negative connotation, this one from the Harvard Business Review from May 2018 has a lot of positive to make it worth your while: 3 Ways Senior Leaders Create a Toxic Culture. As I said, the title packs quite a punch, but what I really liked about this article is that there are 3 areas (not too many to digest) that are explored, with techniques to use to prevent or to fix these areas.
I would love to hear from you-have you experienced any of these in an organization in which you have worked? Was there ever an effort for a turn-around? If so, did it use any of these techniques, or were there others? If so, what were they?