Culture is essential to a company's success, here are the core traits that a broken culture has, (1) being constantly busy and enabling it to be an excuse (2) lack of (3) full of broken promises (4) poor decision making and decision makers (5) management failures, bad managers are bad managers and aren't leading (6) confusion over chaos.
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Culture is more than a buzzword or an afterthought.
Culture is the glue of your organisation, culture leads
decision making, leads the actions your teams take
and typically silently drives company performance.
Culture are the actions you take.
Culture is the living relationships around a set of
Culture is the subcultures you enable in your
Focus is on a mission to ﬁx the broken world of work
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Help You To Know How Bad
Your Culture Is
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Here Are The
Busy As Default!
Book another meeting to make a simple decision
Back to back meetings
Lack of praise
Lack of clear communication
Lack of shared ownership
Lack of learning and co-learning
Lack of ﬂexibility
No trust in HR, People or Management Team
We promise to change x (and doesn’t happen)
Cliques across the business
If it’s easy - we won’t do it
Dismissing ideas without hearing them out
Communities to make decisions
Rely on the hierarchy for decision making
Constant brushing decisions under the carpet
Leavers not being able to tell their team they are leaving the business
Unhealthy competition between managers
I am a manager - at my level I don’t do that
Managers feeling helpless they cannot help change
Management team out of the loop of what is really happening
Demanding an “always on” attitude
Encouraged aka forced
Created events for forced fun
To stay late just to be seen as being present
Confusion Then Chaos
Confusion of what you are doing and why you are doing it
Tolerating bad behaviours
When an obstacle feels like a roadblock or a showstopper
Unexplained staﬀ turn over
That’s not my job
Handoﬀs and dumping on great heights on each other
If you are experiencing over 7 different bad
culture traits you are likely experiencing a bad
culture but can be fixed, trust is key here.
A Real Concern: If it is 15 you are likely
experiencing a broken culture, if trust and
management are key parts of your answers,
consider tackling head on.
If you are experiencing more than 20+, it is
most likely a toxic culture. You definitely need
external company wide help.
How To Address These?
• Speak to your HR team, highlight these traits and
when you & team-mates have experienced them.
• If comfortable, speak directly to your manager
and call out bad behaviours & instance of these
• If you are uncomfortable with either steps, there
are two options
1/ Unfortunately it is likely time to look for a new
2/ Ask Focus to contact your business
completely anonymously with examples of issues
& we will recommend ways to address these.
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