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We at Purple Ink pride ourselves on being Positive, Flexible, and Creative.  We get it, though; not every organization can make that their promise.  Unfortunately, negative workplace cultures are on the rise, and it’s up to you to determine why your workforce is stressed.

Here are just a few questions to ask yourself that might help you determine why your team members are not positive:

  1. Do your employees have input in making decisions and is there an avenue for them to voice concerns or express an opinion about policies?
  2. Do you find yourself creating a new rule or policy to curtail behavior of just a few violators?
  3. Are you treating each employee the same when handling leave management?
  4. Do you have a clear vision and mission and the right leadership in place to share and encourage desired goals?
  5. Does your management continually reward and recognize staff?

This is a very short, yet powerful list of questions that, depending on how you responded, just might be sending your staff to look for other jobs, file unfair labor lawsuits, and be the reason your absenteeism is out of control.  The Gallup Organization confirms that disengaged workers had 37% higher absenteeism, 49% more accidents, and 60% more work errors.  In regards to health, The American Psychological Association estimates that more than 80% of doctor visits are due to stress and that workplace stress is linked to health problems like cardiovascular disease and mortality.  Creating a positive culture can alleviate stress and improve health; your workforce deserves it!

There’s always more to come on this topic, so please continue to follow Purple Ink and our blog articles on ways to create a positive work culture; but for now, look at Purple Ink’s pledge to our staff in our Employee Manual (if your manual could use a makeover, let us know!)– it sums up who we are, and I think you will agree – we all feel like a crucial piece of the puzzle and our input truly matters.

Employee Relations 

We are committed to treating our employees with respect and dignity and to provide them with a creative and dynamic JoyPowered™ culture. We welcome – and expect – your ideas and suggestions. Your knowledge and personal strengths are vital to meeting our goals and our commitment to JoyPower and making a Purple Splash!

Laura North
Laura North
Laura is a Consultant at Purple Ink. She thrives for all employees to understand their role and value within the company’s mission.

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