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Would You Want To Work For Your Company?

by Jonathan Jones

Imagine a work culture where leaders want people to love what they do and love one another. It is possible. These three questions can help you create a more enjoyable and productive culture.

Do you have the right managers? A bad manager can (and does) expedite an exit strategy for your “A-players.” If you want to build a corporate culture that inspires people to work together, you must create it. The leaders are the keystone of a collaborative, interactive, performing organization culture.

Do you even like your employees? Think about the people who work for you. Would you go to a spontaneous dinner with them on purpose? Would you like to know them better? More important, do you trust them? We all could do with a reality check of listening to our gut. Everyone knows who the A-holes are – and somehow, they seem to be coated in Teflon. Why do they survive, even thrive?

Is everyone in the right seat? People are more productive when they are doing work they love. We are in an age when people want to work with people they like and want to achieve success with, to feel a part of a “bigger picture.” When people are in the wrong role, they can stress out their co-workers and themselves. When they discover their proper role, they thrive and help team members around them.  

Getting the right people and getting these right people in the right roles takes time. You have to make tough decisions, but it is well worth the analysis and the effort.

Jonathan Jones ( or 314-608-0783) is a CEO peer group chair/coach for Vistage International.

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