Driving your people to deliver results does not work according to the large amount of research conducted in recent years.

This approach to deliver results has significant financial and cultural impact on the company.

  1. Increased workplace accidents
  2. Increased workplace medical costs
  3. Increased absenteeism
  4. Increase in staff turnover
  5. Increase in errors – quality issues

Caring for your employees and focusing on a positive workplace culture brings significant rewards.

The qualities of a positive workplace culture boils down to 5 essential characteristics:

  • Caring for colleagues as friends
  • Providing support for one another, especially when others are struggling
  • Avoiding blame and forgive mistakes
  • Inspiring one another at work
  • Treating one another with respect, gratitude, trust, and integrity

So as a leader, what should you do to encourage this cultural shift?

  1. Foster social connections

Rather than email or leave messages, go and talk to your people.


  1. Show empathy.

As a boss, you have a huge impact on how your employees feel.  A boss that had been kind or empathic, showed increased activation in areas of the brain associated with engagement and positive emotion in their employees

  1. Go out of your way to help.

This builds loyalty with the person. 

  1. Encourage people to talk to you

When your team feel safe it increases commitment and loyalty and improves performance


As Simon Sinek says, “Great leaders inspire action” and they also foster a workplace culture of trust, respect, loyalty and respect and this drives growth, safety and most importantly financial returns.

If your business is suffering from Culture Stale Mate, give us a call and we may be able to turn it all around for you.