The Behavior at Work Collaborative focuses on the direct link between behavior and culture and its impact on operational and system outcomes. In the ebb and flow of all successful organizations, culture, behavior, systems, and operations are linked intrinsically. Creating healthy work environments is a multidimensional process. To do this well, we must collaborate with many. It takes a multidisciplinary collaboration of people to address the many aspects of creating a healthy work environment.
WHY BEHAVIOR MATTERS
Behavior impacts culture
Culture impacts results
Behavior can make or break a team
Harmful behavior damages relationships
Healthy behavior strengthens relationships
People Want Truthfulness
The point here is that a toxic culture at a company is just that - TOXIC. The world today is too interconnected to keep such things a secret anymore. This might be a saving wake-up call for lots of people in companies whose culture supports similar behaviors with a wink and a grin.
The 1st step in addressing a work culture that could use some tweaking is to get people talking about it constructively in an open respectful way. I say open and respectful to distinguish this conversation from gossip and complaining which seems never to need any organized encouragement.