334: To get better productivity you must create a better work culture with guest expert Randy Grieser

Randy Grieser, author of The Culture Question: How to Create a Workplace Where People Like to Work

Bill Ringle and Randy Grieser discuss common trouble spots in workplace culture that need to be addressed and how to approach them for small business leaders.

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Interview Insights

Top 3 Takeaways from this Interview

  • A strong culture is only possible if the whole of the organization works on establishing it.
  • We can get better through recognizing our weaknesses. We have to acknowledge that they exist so that we will know the best way to deal with them.
  • It our job as leaders to ensure that there is no disconnect between our employees and the company.

Read the Show Notes from this Episode

  • Randy recalls his high school basketball coach and why he became a huge influence to him. [01:00]
  • Why it is helpful to seek people who are more experienced than us. [02:39]
  • The purpose of leadership in increasing engagement in an organization.[05:21]
  • CASE: Larry, a VP of a large healthcare company in Toronto, wants to resolve an issue regarding the people in his company not liking where they work. [06:27]
  • Maintaining engagement on larger companies is more complex but not impossible. [08:39]
  • Organizations didn’t always have a healthy work culture. Lessons on how they turned things around. [11:30]
  • CASE: Mary is a director in an insurance company who wants to change the culture of her company. [14:47]
  • Culture is rarely static. [17:11]
  • Randy explains why in cultural change, we should make small changes quickly. [21:56]
  • My Quest for the Best Lightning Round begins. [24:20]

Expert Bio

Randy is the founder and Chief Vision Officer of ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership. He is the author of The Ordinary Leader, and co-author of The Culture Question and A Little Book About Trauma-Informed Workplaces.
Randy is passionate about sharing the importance of creating healthy workplace cultures and believes that leadership requires us to always be intentional about what we do and how we do it.

He gives presentations on leadership and workplace culture to a wide range of audiences.

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