Got a culture clash in your metal fabricating operation?
That’s a terrible situation, because if the workforce is unsatisfied with their environment, their negative attitude is probably carrying over to their work. More than likely, that then affects the customers of that fabricating company.
In their 2012 book ALL IN: How the Best Managers Create a Culture of Belief and Drive Big Results, Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton discuss how organizations with positive cultures actually have a greater chance of being very profitable. The authors gauge the health of an organization’s culture based on engagement, enablement, and energy. Is the employee engaged in all aspects of the company and willing to go the extra mile? Does the company enable the employee to perform up to his full potential? Is the employee energized each day, displaying the drive and effort to make a difference? If a company can answer “yes” to those questions, the authors said it is on the right path to prosperity.
To back up their findings, the authors closely examined a database with results from 700 companies compiled by a research firm in 2009 and 2010. They focused on the 25 companies that had “high-performance business results,” which suggested high engagement scores, and found that they had margins that were three times those of companies with low scores. Employees were engaged in their job duties and energized to make a difference. Meanwhile, employers put those employees in the best position to succeed. (more...)