How has your year been? It's time to evaluate, and develop new intentions. My intention is to inspire toward positive organizations where people and performance thrive.
OCAI Online aims to contribute to positive workplaces by offering the online culture survey so people can work on their culture.
But before we look at intentions, let's look back at my best liked 12 articles to date - including one "evergreen" article that received less likes because I didn't promote it on social media but that is worth reading!
Are you engaged at work? Are you content, and productive? Are you thriving?
Most people would answer these questions with a firm No. According to the infamous Gallup research, only 13% of workers is engaged, worldwide.
This means there is a staggering 87% of untapped potential while the world is struggling with serious challenges such as the climate challenge, sustainability, pollution, poverty, human rights, inequality, globalization, de-industrialization, refugees and migration, banking crises, tax havens, war, and conflict…
What is positive change? What is a positive organization? Why would we bother to practice positive leadership, and create a positive culture? For some, the answer is obvious, for others not at all.
As we have seen in my blog post on positive leadership: the why is rather obvious. We want to help positive change succeed and create a positive organization because it makes people happier and more productive. The performance of a positive organization can be astounding.
In my last post, I introduced you to the machine maintenance company MM that faced increasing competition and had to become more profitable. However, the CEO’s response was to push hard for more efficiency and focus on the numbers which led to micro-management. Combined with their current culture tendency to organize everything in a phonebook of rules and procedures, they were slowing down, and they felt stifled.