I’m not sure about you, but if I had to choose between a toxic or healthy culture, I choose healthy everyday. The real question is, if you find yourself in a place that breeds distrust, anxiety, and broken teams, how can you counteract that and fight against that toxic culture? Today we are going to look at the third thing we need to do to start shaping and shifting the culture of where we find ourself. If you missed the first post… just click here, and if you missed the second post… click here.
We are finally at the K in the year of ASK. The K is by far the hardest yet most rewarding step in this whole process. The K stands for Keep moving forward. Keep pressing into those relationships we have been building by asking questions and commenting on what we are seeing. When we ask those questions and focus on the relationship over the opportunity, it starts to shift and shape the culture. When we comment on things we are seeing others do, those actions, if positive, get repeated or, if negative, stop happening.
The K is difficult because we want to see instant results, but real culture shifting ideas and actions don’t always happen overnight. Culture shifting ideas and actions take time. We need to constantly be pressing into those relationships we are building because we don’t know what is going on in the other persons life. We don’t know what story they are living and what is happening behind the curtain.
No matter a persons title, position, or circumstance, they have a story that needs to be heard, and the only way to do that is by living out the year or ASK.