When it comes to effectively leading and driving change within your team or organization, one of the biggest influences will be culture.
If the culture is not conducive or aligned to the desired change or outcome, be rest assured that you will struggle to implement your projects or the desired change, and if implemented, you will either struggle to sustain or see the full benefits of the change.
As well, regardless of whether you are implementing changes or not, if the culture of your team or organization is toxic, it will always affect output and performance on a day to day basis.
I came across the below checklist on if your workplace is toxic by Gary Chapman et al in their book Rising Above a Toxic Workplace: Taking Care of Yourself in an Unhealthy Environment.
A Quick Ten-Point Checklist
Do any of the above sound familiar?
As someone responsible for leading change on your team or project, or in your organization, it is your responsibility to help create an environment and workplace that is conducive for implementing and embracing change.
It is also your responsibility to keep growing and equipping yourself to lead and drive change!
Yvonne is a Change Strategist, Catalyst and Advocate who is passionate about working with professionals and organisations to help them successfully lead and transition through change. You can learn more about Yvonne at: www.yvonnerukeakpoveta.com and connect with her on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.