There is a lot out there on creating and maintaining a great work culture that attracts (welcomes my be a better word), retains, and develops the various generations (various age groups) in the modern professional work force. Hundreds or articles in many forms of media.
One thing that is a certainty — all levels of management and leadership in the business are responsible for the culture in the business. They set the policies and they are responsible for business performance and employee morale and opportunity, and maintaining an environment that is based on values and integrity. And more.
So over the years, despite experts’ opinions on the work environment expectations of different generations of professional employees, consider the skills needed by the leadership and management team to create and maintain a fail-safe culture, highly desired by any generation. So easy to list, so challenging to internalize in an organization:
- A leadership/management team that is understands and is committed to culture
- Values are foundation blocks
- Communications (Listening)
- Individual Performance
- Team work
- Inclusive work force
- Professional Development
- Internal and external Community
- Opportunity and Growth
It is not an insignificant list, nor is it inclusive. And, it is no small accomplishment to build a leadership and management team to take a business to a fail-safe culture. And here is a list of many of the competencies that the leadership and management team needs to command. No small undertaking…
Accountability, Integrity, Humor, Kindness, Common Sense, Communications, Flexibility, Dependability, Adaptability, Professional Presence, Business Acumen, Leadership, Intellect, Passion, Humility, Compassion.
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