corporate hive workplace culture greg bustin

Corporate Hive

May 20th, 2014  | 

Published in Strategic Planning

Summer’s here.

Trees are branching out, flowers are in bloom, and the bees are back.

We’ve said before that you must cultivate your workplace culture – your work environment – as you would a garden.

Talent is a big part of your culture and a significant predictor of future performance.

The importance of “A” players in your organization is undisputed. These employees are your stars who regularly meet and often exceed your expectations.

“C” players are those employees who display a pattern of under-performance. They miss deadlines, perform shoddy work and deliver more excuses than completed tasks. These players poison your culture. What’s causing you to hold onto these under-performers?

And then there are the “B” players.

“B” players comprise the majority of your workforce. They get things done, thereby providing organizational stability to your corporate beehive.

Gardens cannot flourish without bees. Organizations cannot sustain high performance without “B” players.

Don’t take your “B” players for granted.

Make sure your corporate beehive provides the environment your “B” players need to pollinate your plans.

About the Author: Greg Bustin advises leaders of some of the world’s most admired companies, and he’s dedicated a career to working with CEOs and the leadership teams of hundreds of companies in a range of industries. He’s facilitated more than 200 strategic planning sessions, and he’s delivered more than 500 keynotes and workshops on five continents. His fifth leadership book—How Leaders Decide: A Timeless Guide to Making Tough Choices—examines 52 of history’s greatest triumphs and tragedies and debuted in April as the #1 new historical reference book on Amazon.

Sign up for my free bimonthly email button