The 5 Steps to Create the I.D.E.A.L. Work Environment

by Jul 5, 2016

Is the “ideal work environment” even possible?

Absolutely!

If it were, what would you want it to be like?

What are the characteristics of your “ideal work environment?”

Below are the five simple steps to make it happen in any small business workplace:

I = Identify the behaviors, communication styles and other characteristics people working in the environment would need to consistently display. Both company leaders and all employees should participate in this process. It can be done with everyone together, or can be done separately, and the two lists merged.

D = Determine the potential roadblocks to implementing these newly identified characteristics.  Get them out on the table, address them, and agree to focus on the newly identified desired future workplace characteristics. I know you’re fearful and skeptical this can work, and it will when you approach it the correct way.

E = Enroll & Engage all personnel in new behavior and performance expectations. This is done solely with an eye towards the future and defined consistent with the new culture expectations from Step 1.

A = Apply the Clean Slate Strategy. This provides everyone a fresh start. When implementing this strategy everyone agrees to let go of the past, give all co-workers and company leaders the benefit of the doubt, and focuses only on ensuring accountability to the agreed future.

L = Look & Listen to what’s occurring in the work environment. Be open to discussing individually with team members, and within teams, everyone’s accountability to the new work environment. Be open to making adjustments and course corrections where it makes sense so the work environment continues to get even closer to “ideal.”

To get the full report that takes you step-by-step through the 5 Steps to Create Your IDEAL Work Environment go here: www.YourChampionshipCompany.com/IdealWorkEnvironment

Skip Weisman, The Workplace Communication Expert, is an internationally recognized speaker, coach and consultant and former professional baseball executive, helping small business leaders transform communication in their workplaces to create a more positive, more productive and even more profitable company. Learn more about Skip at www.YourChampionshipCompany.com .

About Catherine Mattice

Catherine Mattice, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is President of consulting and training firm, Civility Partners, and has been successfully providing programs in workplace bullying and building positive workplaces since 2007. Her clients include Fortune 500’s, the military, several universities and hospitals, government agencies, small businesses and nonprofits. She has published in a variety of trade magazines and has appeared several times on NPR, FOX, NBC, and ABC as an expert, as well as in USA Today, Inc Magazine, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, and more. Catherine is Past-President of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), San Diego Chapter and teaches at National University. In his book foreword, Ken Blanchard called her book, BACK OFF! Your Kick-Ass Guide to Ending Bullying at Work, “the most comprehensive and valuable handbook on the topic.” She recently released a second book entitled, SEEKING CIVILITY: How Leaders, Managers and HR Can Create a Workplace Free of Bullying.

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