By Peter White
The book: All In by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton
What I think:
Some time ago, I read All In, a book about how the best managers create a culture of belief and drive big results. Recently I stumbled across it in my office clean up.
I had previously highlighted some key points of the book and they still resonate with me now.
A competitive advantage is created if the leadership creates a culture where the team members are:
- Enabled – a work environment that supports productivity and performance
- Engaged – attachment to the company and willingness to give extra effort
- Energised – individual physical, social and emotional well-being at work
Dysfunctional cultures are those permeated by:
- Negativity and defeatism
- Lack of accountability
- Blame and backstabbing
- Lack of vision or focus
- Dictatorial management, secrecy, rigidity etc etc
As the authors say:
“Never underestimate the power of your culture. It takes discipline as an organisation to create engagement”
“Managers need to coach and train employees and hold them to account”
This book clearly supports our philosophy that it’s the leadership that creates the culture and it is the culture that delivers the results (good or bad), so if you want different results its up to the leadership to create a constructive culture.
Its worth a read!