Employees who work for companies that suck love to complain about how bad leadership is screwing up the corporate culture. Actually, employees who work for companies that don’t suck usually complain about this too. As much as I completely agree that leadership has to take a role in creating a great culture, employees can’t just sit back and wait for it to be handed to them on a silver platter.
So whether your work for a great company or a bad one the next time you’re tempted to complain about the culture think about what you can do to make an immediate change. Think you’re powerless in doing so?
I just came across this post where Heidi challenges us to take steps to change the culture of our companies by doing something small…right now. I couldn’t agree more with her and love her list of “25 Things We Can Do Now” which includes ideas like showing up ready, putting your cup in the dishwasher, and writing a career plan.
It’s a clever post so take a second to check it out.
Editors Note: When it comes to her professional life, Marisa Keegan is passionate about three things; employee engagement, leadership development, and corporate culture. She has helped lead the culture and engagement initiatives at two nationally recognized great places to work; Rackspace as Culture Maven and Modea as Talent Manger. Today Marisa consults and leads seminars for organizations looking to increase productivity by focusing on management training and employee engagement.