But a once-great garden can get overrun without constant attention. Or it can wither away if you forget to give it water or the right nutrients.
Without a thoughtful, dedicated gardener, the garden will never reach its full bloom. The same can be said for any organization. Without tuned-in leaders committed to promoting a positive culture and fostering employee growth, a work environment will never enjoy high levels of employee engagement. Whether they be CEOs, department heads, human resource groups, or team leads, only those in leadership positions have the position to effect cultural change.
So before you jump into the process, take a step back and make sure you have decision makers involved who can incorporate positive change. If not, get their buy-in to start pulsing employees, review results, acknowledge opportunities, and take action based on feedback. And if you have the authority to undertake changes based on feedback, make sure you have the time, bandwidth, and dedication to follow through.
Of course, individual staffers contribute to improving company culture; however, successful, long-term improvement starts with managers.