Based on the book, The Culture Question, this workshop provides a guide for how every organization can increase employee engagement and become a great place to work. Unfortunately, far too many people don’t like where they work. Some organizations are unhealthy and full of disrespectful behaviour. Other workplaces are simply uninspiring. For various reasons, countless people feel trapped, indifferent, or bored at work. The secret to employee engagement and creating workplaces where people like to work is culture. By exploring six key elements that make up a healthy workplace culture, participants will learn the answers to two fundamental questions: “How does your organization’s culture impact how much people like where they work?” and “What can you do to make it better?”

Please note: This workshop is taught by one of the four authors of this book, Randy Grieser, Eric Stutzman, Wendy Loewen, and Michael Labun.

Some of the Topics Reviewed

  • The Case for Caring About Culture
  • Culture’s Impact on Employee Engagement
  • How to Define Purpose and Values
  • Communicating Your Purpose and Values
  • Providing Meaningful Work
  • Practical Ways to Make Work More Meaningful
  • Focusing Your Leadership Team on People
  • Directive Versus Empowering Leadership
  • Why Meaningful Relationships Matter
  • How to Foster Meaningful Relationships
  • Creating Peak Performing Teams
  • Foster Identification and Facilitate Interdependence
  • Practicing Constructive Conflict Management
  • Key’s to Transforming Conflict
  • How to Change Culture
  • Cultural Health Assessment Questionnaire

Target Audience

This is an intermediate-advanced level workshop for leaders, managers, supervisors, human resource personnel, and anyone who influences culture in the workplace.

Method of Delivery

Presentation, video, case study examples, personal reflection, and small group discussions.

Length

One-day version
The one-day workshop is great for groups of leaders from multiple organizations. It is a fast day that covers a lot of material.

Two-day version
The two-day version of this workshop is ideal for leaders from the same organization. The material is the same as in the one-day version, but the pace is slower to allow for more in-depth discussion about how to implement the workshop strategies.