What can be done by senior management to implement change that will positively affect the culture of an organisation?

What can be done by senior management to implement change that will positively affect the culture of an organisation?


  1. Senior Management must identify the areas in which change is needed
  2. Senior Managers must be willing to make changes themselves
  3. Employees must be included in the decision-making process
  4. Communication is key – management must keep employees up to date on changes and why they are being made
  5. Change will not happen overnight, it will take time and patience

Introduction

Company culture is one of the most important aspects of any business. It can make or break a company. If the company culture is negative, it will be very difficult to achieve success. On the other hand, if the company culture is positive, employees will be more productive and happier. In this blog post, I will discuss what senior management can do to implement positive cultural change in their organisation.

The Problem

A negative company culture can have a number of negative effects on a business. It can lead to high staff turnover, low morale, and a lack of motivation. In addition, it can also impact the bottom line by causing customers to take their business elsewhere.

Employees who work in a negative company culture are also more likely to be absent from work or quit altogether. If you’ve ever worked in a negative company culture, you know how it can impact both your professional and personal life. It’s important to find ways to create a positive company culture in your workplace so that everyone can thrive.

What are some other negative effects of negative company culture? Have you ever worked in a negative company culture? How did it impact you? Share your experiences in the comments on this post.

The Solutions

It is no secret that company culture starts from the top. Senior management sets the tone for the entire organisation. They are the ones who decide what the company’s values are and what the company’s philosophy is. If senior management wants to change the company culture, they need to start by changing themselves. They need to lead by example and show their employees that they are committed to making positive changes.

Changing the company culture is not a quick or easy process. I repeat, It is important to remember that changing the company culture is not a quick or easy process. It takes time, effort, and commitment from everyone involved. But it is possible, and it can be done if senior management is willing to lead by example and make the necessary changes, only then will their employees follow suit.

Effectively Communicate

One of the most important things senior management can do to improve company culture is to communicate effectively with their employees. They need to let their employees know what they are doing and why they are doing it. Employees need to feel like they are a part of the company and that their opinion matters.

When senior management communicates effectively, it shows that they care about their employees and that they are willing to listen to them. Employees will have a lot of good ideas about how to improve the company. If senior management is open to listening to these ideas, they will be able to implement positive changes that will have a lasting impact on the company culture.

Effective communication is critical for any organization that wants to change their company culture. It takes time, effort, and commitment from everyone involved, but the benefits are worth it.

Effective communication is a two-way street: It requires both speaking and listening. And it’s not just about communicating what you want or need—it’s also about understanding what the other person is saying. When communication is effective, it’s clear, concise, and respectful. Effective communicators also make sure to listen more than they speak.

Some of the key benefits of effective communication include:

  • Improved team productivity
  • Reduced conflict
  • Greater clarity and understanding
  • Increased trust and respect between team members
  • Enhanced employee engagement

Effective communication doesn’t happen overnight—it’s a skill that takes time and practice to develop. But if you’re willing to put in the work, you can start seeing the benefits of better communication in your workplace almost immediately.

One of the best ways to improve your communication skills is to take a course, read a book on the subject and constantly practice. There are many great resources out there that can help you learn how to communicate more effectively.

Here are a few tips for improving communication in the workplace:

  1. Make sure to listen more than you speak. Effective communicators take the time to understand what the other person is saying before responding.
  2. Be clear and concise when you do speak. Effective communicators know how to get their point across without rambling or using too many words.
  3. Be respectful. Effective communicators show respect for their co-workers, even if they don’t agree with them.
  4. Focus on the positive. Effective communicators know that company culture starts from the top. They lead by example and focus on the positive aspects of their work and their workplace.

Breathe Positivity

Another important thing senior management can do to improve company culture is to focus on the positive. They need to encourage their employees to be positive and to take pride in their work. They also need to provide feedback that is constructive and positive. When senior management focuses on the positive, it creates a more positive company culture.

Encourage Positive Feedback

Encourage positive feedback from employees. Employees should feel like they can give honest feedback without fear of retribution. Senior management should create an environment where employees feel comfortable giving feedback, both negative and positive.

Allowing for negative feedback might seem counterintuitive, but it’s actually essential for improving company culture. If employees only give positive feedback, it will be difficult to identify areas that need improvement. On the other hand, if employees are encouraged to give both positive and negative feedback, senior management will be able to make the necessary changes to improve the company culture.

Strike a Positive Balance between Work and Personal Life

There should be focus on creating a positive work-life balance for employees. This means providing flexible working arrangements, adequate vacation time, and other benefits that make it easier for employees to manage their work and personal lives. When employees feel like they have a good work-life balance, they are more likely to be satisfied with their jobs and less likely to look for new opportunities.

Achieving a positive work-life balance is not easy, but it’s essential for improving company culture. Employees need to feel like they have time for their personal lives, or they will eventually become unhappy and start looking for new jobs.

Provide Professional Development Opportunities

Another way to improve company culture is to provide employees with training and development opportunities. Employees who feel like they are constantly learning and growing are more likely to be engaged and happy in their work. Senior management should create a culture of lifelong learning by investing in employee development.

When employees feel like they are stuck in a rut, they will start to look for new opportunities. By providing employees with training and development opportunities, senior management can keep them engaged and prevent them from looking for new jobs.

Lead by Example

As I mentioned before, senior management needs to lead by example if they want to change the company culture. They need to show their employees that they are committed to making positive changes. One of the best ways to do this is by setting the tone for the entire organisation.

If senior management is negative, their employees will be negative. If senior management is positive, their employees will be positive. It’s that simple. Senior management needs to set the tone for the organisation and show their employees that they are committed to making positive changes.

Senior management has a lot of power when it comes to company culture. By taking the time to improve their own communication skills, invest in employee development, and create a positive work-life balance, senior management can effect real change that will improve company culture overall. If you are a senior manager and you want to make positive changes in your company, don’t hesitate to start making those changes today. Your employees will appreciate it and your company will be better for it in the long run.

In conclusion, company culture starts from the top.

Thanks for reading! I hope this blog post has been helpful in giving you some insight into what senior management can do to effect positive change within their organisation.

What other methods do you think could be used by senior management in order effect change within their company? Let me know in the comments!

Keywords: company culture, positive cultural change, senior management Communication, listening to employees, setting an example.

Author: Declan Murphy

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A bit about Dementia. Myhomecare sponsoring The National Dementia Care Conference Wednesday 15th February.

Dementia Care Conference 15th February

Royal Marine Hotel Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. 

Sponsored by Myhomecare.ie 

THE CONFERENCE

The annual conference, which is now running three years, is taking place this Wednesday, February 15th in The Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire. Organised by The Commercial Media Group, the conference will focus on future vision for Dementia care in Ireland and will enable and equip delegates to critically review their approaches to the care of patients with dementia. Representing the myhomecare.ie team and attending the conference are Homecare Assessors Jonathan O’Donnell and Susanne Kelly.

Susanne, who has experience nursing dementia patients in the past, said that this is her first time attending the conference and she is looking forward to it. Susanne hopes to improve dementia care and incorporate new guidelines into existing myhomecare plans. On the day, Johnathan and Susanne will be promoting myhomecare by providing information about the brand, distributing materials and products and building relationships with other similar services. They will be speaking to clients and answering the questions of potential clients.

Dementia in Ireland

It is estimated that 42,000 people in Ireland have dementia.

But, what is Dementia? Dementia is not one single disease. It is a collective term used to describe a group of symptoms which cause damage to the brain and impair memory or thinking such as forgetfulness.

What can cause Dementia? Dementia can occur after a stroke, brain tumor or head injury. Age is the most significant risk factor in developing dementia and it affects 1 in 70 people in Ireland aged 65-70 and affects a staggering 1 in 5 people over the age of 80. Genetics is another risk factor that can play a part in the role of developing dementia. Although we cannot control our age or our genes, we can control our lifestyle and evidence shows that our lifestyle habits can increase the risk of developing dementia.

How to prevent Dementia – Lifestyle habits – Diet/Nutrition – high fat contributes to heart disease, high blood pressure and bad cholesterol which are all associated with dementia. Smoking – damages the heart, lungs and vascular system. People who are heavy smokers in their mid-life, double their risk of developing dementia. Alcohol – due to its antioxidants, research shows that drinking a moderate amount of red wine might actually reduce the risk of forming dementia. However, drinking alcohol excessively can increase a person’s risk of developing a form of dementia called Korsakoff’s Syndrome. Exercising – lack of physical activity can cause heart problems and can increase the risk of developing vascular dementia.

Recognizing The Signs

Not everyone with dementia will experience the same signs and symptoms.

Recent memory loss – repeating themselves.

Difficulty completing familiar tasks – cooking a meal.

Difficulty in communicating – forgetting simple words.

Disorientation – getting lost.

Misplacing things.

Changes in mood.

Changes in personality – acting fearful.

Inability to control emotion.

Loss if initiative – no interest in going out.

Fore more information about the Dementia Care Conference visit: http://cmgevents.ie/events/the-national-dementia-care-conference/

For information on myhomecare and dementia plans visit www.myhomecare.ie

Keep your workplace healthy with these 7 Natural remedies to beat the Flu

Keep your workplace healthy with these 7 Natural remedies to beat the Flu

Healthy Foods for the workplace

What you or your colleagues eat plays a huge part in yours or their health throughout the Flu season. A body is essentially made out of the foods which it consumes. If you consume unhealthy foods, you will have an unhealthy body. Unhealthy bodies are not equipped to fight off illnesses like the flu, its simple.

You need to encourage your colleagues to stay away from processed foods. If it was made in a lab or factory then it should stay in the lab or factory, you do not want it in your body! Focus on your diet and try to encourage your colleagues to focus their diet on things that grew out of the earth. Fresh fruits and vegetables are key.

Echinacea

Echinacea fights microorganisms including viruses like the flu. Echinacea does not act directly on the virus itself but rather stimulates the immune system to fight the virus. It raises the white blood cell count and increases the body’s inherent powers of resistance.

Garlic

Garlic may be known to ward off vampires, but it can also ward off colds and flu. Garlic contains the immune-boosting compound, also known to relieve cold and flu symptoms. Chop or crush 1-2 gloves of fresh garlic and “steep” them in hot water; then, drink it like a tea. This may also help others keep their distance from you.

Green Tea

Known to have many properties that can help keep you in tip-top health – and therefore better prepared to ward off cold and flu bugs. 2-3 per day are often recommended.

Ginger

Health benefits have long been touted. Steep several slices of fresh ginger root in hot water and sip for an extra health boost or to soothe a cough or scratchy throat.

Honey

Known to boost the immune system. A daily dose of honey can help you to feel energetic and stay healthy. It also has antibacterial properties; if you do develop a sore or scratchy throat, honey will soothe and help heal. Use it in your tea, coffee, plain hot water or by itself.

Lemons

Loaded with vitamin C, which is known to support the body’s natural defences. Lemon (and lime) juice is reported to decrease the strength of the cold and flu virus in the body and reduce phlegm. Add lemon juice to your tea or make hot or cold lemonade with honey to stay well, build resistance to cold and flu, and speed up healing .

There you have it so If you have the flu, it is important to rest and drink plenty of fluids. Do not eat or drink dairy products as they increase mucus production. Finally, if you have a fever, drinking peppermint tea can help to decrease chills.

Hopefully, this list of “flu fighters” will keep yourself and your colleagues flu-free all season long.

Four times lucky –Servisource Occupational Healthcare resulted in a lifesaving, quadruple bypass.

Four times lucky – how a general health screening by Servisource Occupational Healthcare resulted in a lifesaving, quadruple bypass.

When Patrick’s employer offered their employees a health screening package Patrick signed up for it. Little did he know what was about to happen, almost immediately, saved his life?

Servisource Occupational Health Nurse, Leona

 Image: Nurse Lorna.

“It was Wednesday, 26th November that I had my health screening in a mobile unit in Ballinasloe. Leona, the nurse, conducted all the usual tests – took bloods and my blood pressure, tested a urine sample, conducted an ECG, things like that.

“After a second ECG, Leona told me that I needed to go to the hospital straight away. I hadn’t been feeling well anyway so her sense of urgency really encouraged me to go.

“I was admitted to hospital immediately so they could monitor me – I had only one working artery that was half blocked. My operation was shortly after Christmas. When I woke up, the doctor told me they had to do a quadruple bypass, but that it had went well.

 “In the days after, the doctor asked me how I’d been feeling before my operation. I told him I had been having acidy pains in my stomach – especially when I was driving the truck at work. “You’d been having silent heart attacks”, he said, “You’re one of the lucky ones.”

“Every day I’m getting better. I like walking so I’ve been getting out and doing a bit. I also like vintage cars and tractors. I was involved in vintage tractor runs in the past for charity, raising money for places like Galway Hospice. When I recover, I hope to do more of it. Next time, for the Irish Heart Foundation.

 

Thanks to health screening Patrick will continue to live his life and do the things he loves. Healthcare Screening is an essential aspect of maintaining health and is essential for detection, and in other cases, early prevention.