A healthy company culture does more than make work life bearable – it draws in talent and increases productivity. But contrary to what some CEOs may believe, culture begins with leadership. To bolster a positive, winning environment in your business, make sure that above all, your team embodies the core values of your organization. Hire and fire by the standards you’ve set, and build an organization that seeks to bring meaning to the business you do.
Also, be sure to maintain transparency at every turn. Nothing erodes trust and good vibes like secrets or the rumors they spawn, yet many leaders struggle to understand that, when faced with a difficult situation, a thorough explanation will win the loyalty and consideration of those you work with.
Finally, keep your vision locked on your organization’s long-term goals. With a clear focus in mind for your employees, it’s that much easier for everyone to stay on the same team and continue to push forward in earnest. Short-term wins are important, sure, but it’s the visionary in you that will become someone to rally around for the long haul.