Nov 02 2021| Leadership | leaders
by Phil Eyre Leaders' Founder
2. Physical illness
A sick company literally makes people sick.
Various studies demonstrate a connection between extended workplace stress and heart disease. And stress is not always caused by an excessive volume of work. It can arise from poor behaviour, whether directly (e.g. aggression, passive aggression) or indirectly, via unhealthy company norms.
For example, we have observed these warning signs:
Many of our clients monitor sick days in their organisations. They reflect inwardly and take responsibility when sickness rates begin to rise, rather than seeking external reasons for escalating illness. As with any measure, the quality of leadership is determined by what you do with the data.
To read about the third symptom of a sick company, click here.