One of my favorite companies, with which I’ve had the privilege to partner monthly over the last three years, epitomizes what I call a vibrant culture. When you walk through their doors, you can immediately feel the energy and productivity, and a profound sense of care and appreciation for each employee.

Employees here feel safe and secure, deeply connected to the company’s extraordinary standards and values, and bonded with their co-workers around a shared purpose in a healthy environment.

Consider this compelling data from various research workplace culture.

Given this, here are 20 actions leaders at all levels can take to build a vibrant culture:

Building and maintaining a vibrant culture isn’t just a task—it’s a commitment. The best leaders know that making emotional connections with employees is not an obligation, but a golden opportunity to enhance everyone’s experience and contribution.

Here’s to crafting a culture that inspires and thrives!


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About the Author

Steve Gutzler is the President of Leadership Quest, a Seattle-based leadership development company. Steve is a dynamic, highly-sought-after speaker who has delivered more than 2,500 presentations to a list of clients including Microsoft, Starbucks, the Seattle Seahawks, Pandora Radio, Boeing, Cisco, Starwood Corporation, the Ritz Carlton group, and the U.S. Social Security Administration. He recently was voted #1 by the readership of Huffington Post as the Most Inspirational Leader on Social Media.

A published author on leadership and emotional intelligence, Steve resides near Seattle with his wife Julie where they enjoy time with their three adult children and six grandchildren.