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 25 signs of a positive culture.  How many of these signs are present in your organization?

25 Signs of a Positive Culture:

  1. People know the mission or purpose of the organization.
  2.  People know who the organization aims to serve.
  3.  People know the value (or results) the organization aims to deliver.
  4.  People know the actual results the organization delivers.
  5.  People know the basic plan or strategy of the organization.
  6.  People know and appreciate the ethical values of the organization.
  7.  People view leaders and managers as honest, supportive, trustworthy, and competent.
  8.  People are supported with clear direction, coaching, mentoring, and learning opportunities.
  9.  People are supported with policies, practices, and systems that enable them to do their best.
  10.  People are highly engaged and self directed.
  11.  Teams are productive and cohesive.
  12.  People know what is expected of them.
  13.  People can see how their work connects to the mission or purpose of the organization.
  14.  People feel empowered to put customer service and quality first.
  15.  People receive recognition for doing good work.
  16.  People receive help to improve performance.
  17.  People have equipment and material to do their work right.
  18.  People have opportunities to do what they do best.
  19.  People feel respected.
  20.  People are comfortable naming problems and recommending improvements.
  21.  People are encouraged and rewarded for collaborating and sharing know-how.
  22.  People feel like the organization cares about their career development.
  23.  People feel like the organization cares about their health and well-being.
  24.  People feel like they can maintain work-life balance.
  25.  People feel like their compensation is fair.
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