Culture in the workplace is the character and personality of your organization. Negative work culture is not just a hindrance to employee growth but also is the cause of downfall in profits of your company. We all have heard about the magnetic effects of our thoughts. Negative thoughts of a person sitting next to another affect both of them. This issue is generally faced by every organization. It affects the work culture. The persistence of negative vibes in the firm can always be felt. It is highly contagious and attacks most members of a crowd just like the spreading of a virus. It is a threat for every workplace, must be paid attention to and an in-depth understanding to be created; so as to be eradicated from the roots. If not paid heed to shall lead to a domino effect leading to unhappiness, dissatisfaction, ingratitude and disloyalty among the employees.
Studies found that when companies prioritize a positive and collaborative work culture over a high-pressure, heads-down environment, workers are not only happier but also more productive and engaged. A good company culture not only increases your employees’ commitment to the company and benefits their physical and mental well being, but it also positively affects your company’s relationship with customers.
The reason for negative work culture mainly is stress and discontent among employees. In fact, it is a biological reaction that has been infecting people as a consequence of an unacceptable change by the Individual who is causing the negativity.
Reasons that lead to Negative work culture:
Concerns about management’s ability to lead the company forward successfully
Anxiety about the future, particularly longer-term job security and retirement security
Lack of challenge in their work, with boredom intensifying existing frustration about workload
Insufficient recognition for the level of contribution and effort provided and concerns that pay isn't commensurate with performance.
Indiscipline or lack of monitoring on the task assigned to employees.
Steps that organizations should take to instill a positive work culture:
Instill the feeling of security and happiness in the workplace.
Employees should be freed from the pressure of work. Let them experience the sovereignty of their own job.
They must be provided with realistic goals that are achievable by them. It increases self-control and positivity in them. A manager needs to concentrate on being supportive and encouraging to his team. This creates the feeling of security in them and weeds out low performers.
Employers must hold seminars on social awareness.
Equal importance should be given to fun as much as given to work, as it is important to have fun at your job, where you spend nearly a third of your waking hours. It is necessary t,o enjoy what you do, otherwise burnout is imminent.
Establish a work culture that employees are excited to be part of, they’ll be happier with their jobs. Happier employees are more likely to exceed expectation, which shall lead to higher profits for the organization.