Have you ever asked yourself what it would be like to love your job?
And I mean genuinely be happy to be there. To actually feel good about going there the next day and look forward to seeing the people you work with.
Through my 10 years of experience nothing has become more apparent to me than how important workplace culture is, no matter what type of business you’re in.
I’ve experienced firsthand what hating your job feels like and what loving your job feels like and I’d like to share my story with you.
Why? Because… I just can’t believe how wrong people are getting it. And I mean people that have over 20 years’ experience that are in the most important positions within their company. And yet when it comes to work culture they couldn’t be more off the mark.
Since the start of my career, in 2005, I constantly heard a lot of talk about work culture. It was almost like if my managers said it, the actual words “work culture” it seemed to me that they thought they had it covered. “We’re saying it so we’re kind of doing… right?” Wrong!!
It wasn’t until 2011 that I got to experience firsthand what it was like to work for a company where work culture was the most important thing. This gave me a real life example of the type of companies Simon Sinek describes in his book ‘Leaders Eat Last’.
But this experience also made me really really curious. Curious as to why had most of the companies I worked for got it so wrong? Could it be that my managers really didn’t have a clue about it? Because it sure looked like it for some. And, why wasn’t anything done about it? And, was it right that such a lack of knowledge was acceptable for people in such high up positions?
Also, I’d like to talk about those awkward feelings that you experience, especially when you’re unhappy in your workplace. Those feelings that heaps of people have accepted as a normal part of their working life. That I accepted as normal. Until I started working in a place where those feelings no longer existed. I want to dive deep into those yucky/awkward feelings you get in your gut and by using my experience and the endless amount of reading I’ve done on this topic, to explain in plain English what worked and what didn’t. What actually does make a difference to work culture.
So, if you can relate, on any level, to what I’m talking about, and would like to pull apart this topic of “work culture” with me, really showing its importance and the effect it can have, then please subscribe to my blog today!