After eight months of working in her new role as a senior associate, Sarah noticed that her organizational culture was slowly shifting from very inspirational and motivational to one that breeds toxicity.
Sensing that the organization did not value her work again, Sarah became very disengaged; she kept her head under the radar while looking for a new job, losing all enthusiasm. People don’t lose their motivation and inspiration overnight; it’s always a combination of small and big things that creeps into the organization slowly and consistently over time.
So when you have a team passionate, inspired, and motivated to help the company achieve its vision while fulfilling its purpose, you must do everything in your power to ensure that this team keeps this vibe. Otherwise, you risk pushing away great talent while settling for mediocrity.