Nov 02 2021| Leadership | leaders
by Phil Eyre Leaders' Founder
6. Facilities deteriorate
Sick companies pay little regard to their facilities, the physical buildings and environment in which people work. The look and feel of the place convey the ailing state of the company. We have experienced:
According to research by BersinTM, a ‘safe and humane working environment’ is one of a number of critical factors for employee engagement. When the physical environment becomes unhealthy, that’s a potential signal to unhealthy culture (‘we don’t really care’) and/or a sick balance sheet (‘we have no money but expect you to work as if we do’).
Healthy companies invest in their physical environments. They clear up after themselves properly. They provide healthy working conditions for their people. Whilst I’m sure working from home will come with a number of technical issues - for example are employers now responsible for people’s health and safety at home? - the better leaders have recognised the need to help foster healthy remote-working conditions, providing furniture and equipment.
To read about the seventh symptom of a sick company, click here.