Culture is a living organism. Just like anything else in nature, it must be tended to and nourished to keep it healthy. If you don’t do that, then over time your culture will die out, or get sickly and weak…and that’s not something any real estate agency wants. In this article outline how to identify a poor office culture, and next week we will discuss how to improve your office culture, generate momentum and boost productivity amongst your team.
When you hear people complaining a lot, or only hear crickets during conversations, this could be a sign of:
You and your team are so busy that you don’t have time to talk about how things are going. You’re too focused on keeping the business running, getting jobs done, and making money. But with all this activity, conflict is inevitable. And when it happens, it’s important that you work together to resolve it—and quickly—before it festers into resentment or even worse: workplace violence.
Miscommunication almost always leads to misunderstanding—and if left unchecked this will lead to conflict between employees and between employers/employees themselves. It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in or where your job title falls on the office hierarchy; miscommunication can happen anywhere!
If your office culture includes any of these things, it’s time to take action.
It’s important to remember that the best culture for your company is one that fits the needs of your agents and clients. You’ll find that when people feel happy, welcome and appreciated at work, they’ll be happier to be there and more willing to put in a little extra effort.
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