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Think of a positive organizational culture as one in which people are equipped and empowered to be their best.  Research shows that organizations with a positive culture are more likely to be high performing organizations that demonstrate positive impact and effective management over time. Here are 20 signs of a positive culture.  How many of these signs are present in your organization?

20 Signs of a Positive Culture:

  1. People feel respected.
  2. People know what is expected of them.
  3. People know and appreciate the values of the organization.
  4. People feel their work has positive meaning.
  5. People feel they have positive relationships with co-workers.
  6. People are highly engaged and proactive about their work.
  7. Teams are productive and cohesive.
  8. People feel empowered to put customer service and quality first.
  9. People are proactive about naming and solving problems.
  10. People are proactive about finding new opportunities for the organization.
  11. People are encouraged and rewarded for collaborating and sharing know-how.
  12. People view leaders and managers as honest, supportive, trustworthy, and competent.
  13. People are supported with coaching, mentoring, and learning opportunities.
  14. People are supported with policies, practices, and systems that enable them to do their best.
  15. People receive recognition for doing good work.
  16. People receive help to improve performance.
  17. People feel like the organization cares about their career development.
  18. People feel like the organization cares about their health and well-being.
  19.  People feel like they can maintain work-life balance.
  20.  People feel like their compensation is fair.