The costs of cultural ambiguity, or worse, conflict, are significant. Data shows a huge negative impact on productivity, stress levels, safety, health and profitability.
Health care expenditures at high-pressure companies are nearly 50% greater than at other organizations.
Source: American Psychological Association
What many leaders have written off as “the soft stuff” as opposed to focusing on balance sheets and profit and loss statements, is really the silent killer. Are you, as a leader, in touch with what is really driving the direction of your organization? Are you leading a company without being aware of cultural issues or are you leading the charge to greatness by focusing on what matters most to the health and integrity of your company and your employees?
Are you, as an employee, feeling the joy of working in a great culture or the pain of working in a high pressure, high stress environment? If the latter, is it worth it? What is it doing to your health?
Time to WAKE UP!!