Do you have a dark or negative workplace culture?
Does going to work deplete you, instead of adding to you? Are your co-workers protecting themselves, instead of the team? Is there any trust in the workplace? Is the leadership in your organization resistant to change?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, you may just work in a negative or toxic workplace.
Welcome to InspHERation Nation!
The Weekly Commitment
Every week, we will ask you the same question: What is the one thing that you will commit to doing or improving this week?
Writing down your answer to the question will start a self-accountability process, and following up with this practice after every episode will help you take consistent small actions that ultimately lead to BIG transformations.
If you want to share what you are committing yourself to, we would love to hear! You can get in touch with us at…
- Twitter (@inspHERationpod)
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Three Key Takeaways:
- If you wish there was a positive light in your dark workplace culture, think Ghandi: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” You don’t have to have a leadership role to be a leader in change.
- If the person you report to isn’t leading you the way you need to be lead, manage up! If you’re not getting the feedback or tools you need to do your job effectively, it’s up to you to start that open conversation. You can learn more about this in Managing Up by Roger Gittines and Rosanne Badowski.
- Create a list of what constitutes your dream culture. Consider what you need to thrive, in an ideal culture, and then identify the gap between where the organization is now and where you want it to be. This will help you put an action plan together.
- Managing Up: How to Forge an Effective Relationship with Those Above You by Roger Gittines and Rosanne Badowski