There has been much talk since team-based contemporary management style began replacing the more rigid traditional management style in the 1990s. Some companies and individual leaders find the empowered new organizational style successful while others struggle. At the heart of the issue is the view of employees. Some see their employees as a asset that increases in value while others see them as a commodity to get work done.
United States employers spend an average of $908 for workforce training and job search programs per labor-market participant. This is 9.2 percent less than the global average spent on employees by Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development members according to that organization.
A view of employees as an asset allows a mindset where investing in them makes more sense. As with any other asset, outlay in employee growth has a short period return on investment with long term results.
Additional workplace culture resources
- Culture Bridges are a look at the contents of the character within each of us. Information is contained on more than 20 different categories of culture.
- Cultural Faux Pas is an interesting quiz about marketing mistakes made by others.
- Culture Quizzes allow you to test your cultural IQ with fun and informative quizzes.
Leading workplace culture books
- Performance Culture provides a simplified approach to create a company culture that has proven to work
- The Great Workplace shows how to build and keep a great workplace and the benefits of doing so.
- Change the Culture, Change the Game offers a breakthrough strategy for energizing an organization and creating accountability for top results.