Does your employer focus on financial results solely or do they consider how a positive work environment can bring success?
As Executive Search consultants working across a range of different industries, we witness at first hand a breadth of different cultures and work place environments that are either enjoyed or endured.
It is clear, from this experience, that there is a growing trend for employees to be putting their own well-being, their families or just personal aspirations before career objectives.
This article from Harvard gives some great evidence supporting the importance of achieving the "right" culture and also some ideas to how Leaders can make it happen.
Too many companies bet on having a cut-throat, high-pressure, take-no-prisoners culture to drive their financial success. But a large and growing body of research on positive organizational psychology demonstrates that not only is a cut-throat environment harmful to productivity over time, but that a positive environment will lead to dramatic benefits for employers, employees, and the bottom line. Although there’s an assumption that stress and pressure push employees to perform more, better, and faster, what cutthroat organizations fail to recognize is the hidden costs incurred.