Does Your Culture Clash?
If a person is well trained and well managed, mistakes generally are very low. But If you hear a lot of “That’s not my job.” or “It wasn’t my fault.” you could be working in a CYA shop.
CLIQUES GALOR—When people have worked together for a long time, it is natural for them to form very close attachments to one another. However, when those attachments exclude others, they really become more like high school cliques than friendships. And that type of an environment is NO FUN for the people on the outside.
If you notice that a group of employees has lunch together and never invites anyone else to join them, tends to shun new people, and generally sticks very close together, you’ve probably got cliques. Not good. Because there is no collaboration going on between the clique members and the rest of their colleagues. Nobody wins, least of all the company.
Have you ever worked in any of these environments? Do you have any remedies for how to make these situations better? Chime in! I myself have worked in ALL OF THEM, and I’m dying to find out what you have to say in the Comment section below.
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Kelly graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Political Science and, among other notable accomplishments, co-founded the Windy City Rollers, a professional women's roller derby league. She is also the mother of two sets of twins under the age of ten, so she fears nothing.