017 – Creating a Frightening vs Safe Work Environment

By July 2, 2019 July 17th, 2019 Podcast

Today we are going to be talking about the atmosphere that you create in an organization. Both of us have been facilitators and have worked in organizations for quite some time and we’ve noticed that there are trends that can create a frightening work environment or a safe work environment. As managers in any organization you influence everything that gets done. According to a recent Gallup poll, managers may occupy the single most important role in the workplace throughout the world. They translate strategy into action, they hold employee morale, turnover, productivity, safety and creativity in their hands. As they say in this article “a great manager improves lives while improving performance.  A poor manager makes workers lives miserable while destroying performance.”  That’s kind of sobering actually. It’s really sobering, and we know that looking at the environment that they create is a huge topic and there are lots of angles with which you can view this.  But we have a few main points that we thought would be really helpful to track.

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