Curing Toxic Cultures

Ashok Miranda

Business Transformation Architect and

Founder of Transform and Transcend

There is a high price to pay when organisations become toxic. Toxic cultures can severely impact the well-being of its employees and the organisation, such as high employee turnover, lower levels of productivity, losing talents and clients or even attracting lawsuits due to unaddressed discrimination, abuse, scandals or corruption. 

Some famous examples are Uber, under the leadership of Travis Kalanick and Theranos, under the leadership of Elizabeth Holmes the blood company technology that never happened.

If toxic cultures are so bad for business, why does it take so long for toxicity to be recognised? What are the tell-tale signs? How can we prevent organisations from becoming toxic?

 

About Ashok Miranda

Ashok is a Business Transformation Architect and the founder of Transform and Transcend. He is also a sought-after speaker, consultant, trainer and author for the book called Culling Culturitis. The book talks about how to spot early signs of toxic culture infestation, how to take corrective action fast, and a step by step guide to creating your winning company culture and much more.

 

In this episode, you will enjoy…

  • Learning about the meaning of a toxic culture in organisations and companies
  • What causes a company culture to become toxic 
  • How a toxic culture impacts both the business and its employees and what happens when it’s not addressed
  • Where a company usually get their values from and how do they define it
  • Identifying the challenges that companies face in transitioning from a toxic company to a thriving company with a great culture
  • What a regular employee can do to improve or help change a company’s toxic culture
  • An expert’s advice to employees who are in a toxic company or who want to leave a company because of culture toxicity

Beautiful Quotes

  • Good companies who really know who they are and have great cultures– they live their values everyday, it becomes part of their vocabulary, conversations and it gets reflected to their customers.
  • Having values, one thing is to express who you are as a company but it also aligns the right people with you. 
  • I want to wake up feeling inspired, I want to go to work feeling safe and I come home fulfilled at the end of the day– and that’s a beautiful way to say that this is a great company I work for.

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