How a Healthy Workplace Culture Boosts Performance

Healthy Workplace Culture The arrow of a compass is pointing toward Healthy Workplace Culture

A Healthy Workplace Culture Boosts Performance
We think of a healthy workplace culture as the values and behaviors that are consistently lived across an organization. In general, all organizations strive to be healthy, and people want to work in a healthy environment.  A healthy workplace culture encompasses the well-being of employees and their…

  • ability to function effectively
  • adaptability
  • opportunities for growth
  • effective use of resources

A Word About Corporate Values
Corporate values represent the core beliefs you stand for collectively as an organization. Values drive leadership behaviors and act as the bedrock of a healthy and high performance culture by serving as a filter for key decisions and as the means to attract, develop, engage and retain winning talent.

How To Measure Cultural Health
In terms of cultural health, the combination of values and behaviors can be measured on a “bad-to-good” or “unhealthy-to-healthy” scale. And there are absolutely minimum levels of organizational health that must be attained for any company to thrive. However, while a healthy workplace culture has been proven to be necessary for success regardless of industry, it rarely, in and of itself, differentiates the performance of one company from another.

A Healthy Workplace Culture is Just the First Step to Differentiated Performance
Organizational health is just the first step required to create the high performing and aligned culture required to stand out from the pack. An organization must be healthy enough to drive differentiated performance; but health alone will not set you apart from your peers in terms of business results or talent management.

Two Steps to Create A Healthy Workplace Culture
To improve organizational health as the first move toward creating a high performing and aligned culture:

1. Assess Your Current Level of Organizational Health
Clients typically use employee engagement or organizational health surveys to monitor and improve organizational health. Regardless of the method, a consistent and proven way to assess and monitor organizational health should be an initial building block of your talent management strategy.  We typically measure seven dimensions or organizational health:

  • Leadership
  • Organizational trust
  • Individual trust
  • Individual capability
  • Team capability
  • Organizational climate
  • Organizational capability

2. Take Action to Create a “Healthy Enough” Organization
While we have yet to find a company with perfect organizational health, health must be good enough (especially around leadership and trust) to form a solid foundation to drive higher performance or to change cultural norms. Once you have assessed your organizational health, make sure that you take meaningful action by:

  • Maintaining what is working
  • Monitoring areas at risk of slipping
  • Leveraging strengths
  • Prioritizing the critical few unhealthy areas that matter most

The Bottom Line
A healthy workplace culture is the first step toward boosting performance.  In general, all organizations strive to be healthy, and people want to work in a healthy environment. But cultural health alone will not set you apart from your peers in terms of business results or talent management.

To learn how to create a healthy and high performing workplace culture, download The 3 Levels of Corporate Culture to Boost Performance

Comments are closed.

We partnered with LSA to pilot a customized behavioral interviewing program to help ensure that we continue to hire the best and brightest as we continue to rapidly scale. LSA’s ability to understand our business and our unique culture combined with their desire to ensure that the best practices framework truly fits our performance environment and is highly adopted by our people is a real blessing. Most other firms want to just ‘give you training.’ Not LSA, they are focused on helping me hit our hiring forecasts and attract A players.

Jennifer Remling
Director of Global Recruiting

AKQA

We consider LSA Global our outsourced learning and development partner. We worked closely with LSA to customize a management development program to meet our growing business needs. I would highly recommend LSA to any company wanting to deliver quality learning solutions.

Terri Wright-Scheer
Vice President Human Resources

I have worked with other training companies and found it to be more of a seller/buyer relationship than one of matching the right expertise to our business issues. That’s what LSA does – ask the hard questions, listen, and understand our business needs. We receive the benefit of their expertise from assistance with personal development plans to enhancing team performance, to looking at enterprise-wide challenges. It’s all about helping our business succeed as we grow. Right now, LSA is providing great ideas, a fresh approach, and valuable guidance as we develop our management team and accelerate our client relationship management results.

Kristin Westland-Kaune
Director, Team Development

VNUS Medical has been very pleased with the effective management development programs that LSA Global has delivered for us over the last four years. The programs have been universally facilitated by experienced and best in class instructors. The knowledge gained by our management team has been put into practice very quickly. VNUS is very happy to be working in partnership with LSA because they consistently deliver excellent programs that receive exceptional feedback from our management team.

Cindee Van Vleck
Director Human Resources

I’ve been associated with LSA for the last 8 years and have found them to be an extremely professional, well managed full service training organization. Since working with LSA, I’ve participated in a number of solutions ranging from Performance Management to Assertiveness Training – I’ve found that the quality of the resources is superior. They are well prepared and have definitely done a considerable amount of pre-work in order to customize our culture and business into the total learning experience – making it most beneficial for our employees.

Duane Schroeder
Human Resource Manager

We consider LSA our true business partner in the areas of Learning and Organizational Development. From Strategic Planning to Presentation Skills and Management Training, they continue to provide excellent value and extremely high quality solutions – not just one time events. I recommend them to anyone looking to drive true business results.

Michelle A. Mitchell
Vice President, Worldwide Human Resources

I continue to be impressed by the level of leadership development and management expertise and quality of advice and facilitation that LSA has to offer. What a smart and client-centric group of great people who really know how to help leaders attract, engage, develop and retain top talent.

Tracy Esposito
Director, HR Business Partner

LSA helped change our entire culture around meetings, making them more effective and efficient, thus enabling us to concentrate on driving more business.

Terry Wassman
VP of Human Resources

We value our relationship with LSA Global. We came to LSA because we wanted to improve overall behavioral based interviewing capabilities of our managers to increase the probability of both hiring top talent and future leaders. LSA designed a highly customized solution for our business and culture. We are currently rolling out this solution to our leaders. I would highly recommend LSA Global as a top quality resource.

Rae Phillips
HR Project Manager - Training & Development, PHR

LSA has been a tremendous asset to my portfolio, both at my current company and my past company. As an HR leader, I am always looking for ways to find external resources that can provide a solution to our management training needs. LSA does that for me. Their solutions are presented in a much more leadership-oriented manner so as to be crisp, business relevant, and easy to apply right back on the job. I will continue to augment our programs using LSA solutions.

Ken Boehm
VP of Human Resources

For our go to training outsourcing partner, LSA provides exactly what we want. As always, they deliver outstanding work!

Elizabeth Siebert
Director, Organizational Excellence & Development

Intuit

We contacted LSA to help us with customized management development. LSA worked with me to identify a solution that would meet our exact needs. We decided to start at the top and ran the program for our executive team. It was such a great success that we hope to roll it out companywide. We look forward to a long-term partnership with LSA Global and their team of experts.

Barry L. Byrd, SPHR
Human Resources Manager

I highly recommend LSA Global to anyone who is looking to improve individual or organizational effectiveness through their top quality programs and broad range of expertise.

Greg Pappas
VP of Human Resources

Here’s a token of my appreciation for ALL your efforts. I’m offering my most sincere appreciation, and it extends to all the folks who made our customized management development programs possible.

Susan Anderson
Workforce Planning Bureau

We recently partnered with LSA Global to offer our Supervisors and Managers a customized two-day management training program. Everyone who attended said it was by far the best management training program they had ever attended. The content was rich and highly interactive. The case studies were relevant. Each participant walked away from the training much better equipped to lead their teams.

Jeff Coon
Director of Human Resources

Evaluate your Performance

Toolkits

Toolkits

Download key published insights and tools from industry experts highlighting best practices in the areas of talent, strategy and culture.

More

Health Checks

Health Checks

Want to know how you stack up against leading organizations?  Receive a complimentary benchmarking analysis courtesy of an LSA Expert.

More

Whitepapers

Whitepapers

Get up to speed on timely solutions critical to your business. Published by LSA Experts based upon client feedback and key industry trends.

More

Methodology

Methodologies

First we identify the key metrics you want to improve. Then we assemble a dedicated team of elite experts who have successfully solved similar problems with similar clients.

More

Blogs

Stay up to do date with the latest information on how we help high growth companies align their culture and talent with strategy.

More

Case Studies

Client Case Studies

Real world consulting and training approaches from LSA projects, providing insights on how your company can outperform the competition.

More