Build a culture that aligns with people’s values
There is a major disconnect holding companies back from recruiting top candidates and retaining employees. While most business leaders agree that improving company culture would increase their business value and performance, many employees (about half according to one study) don’t think their company’s leaders are doing enough to improve culture. In this article, Natalie Baumgartner outlines three actions leaders can take to show their commitment to building a better culture. Beyond these steps, “Leaders should honestly reflect on the extent to which they’re listening to employees, driving cultural values themselves, and recognizing employee performance — all of which are critical to empowering a diverse workforce,” writes Baumgartner.