Why a Positive Work Culture is Good for Business

Alex Bratty
4 min readAug 24, 2020

If I had a dime for every time I’ve heard people brush off the idea of a positive work culture, I’d be hanging out on my own private island, sipping cocktails.

Seriously, so many people think that a positive work culture is just a bunch of hooey, with people running around smiling all day, whether they feel happy or not.

News flash: it’s not. If you think this is soft stuff, think again, because there’s a whole lotta

hard data to the contrary.

Let’s start by looking at what is often a typical work culture. Usually, it’s leaders trying to “fix” their staff by having them work on weaknesses, or simply being uncivil or disrespectful in how they treat their staff. Any of these sound familiar?

→ Being told your work is that of a kindergartner.

→ Being yelled at for doing a bad job in front of the whole team.

→ Having your work torn up in front of the team.

Ouch, ouch, and ouch.

Believe me, I’m no stranger to this type of disrespectful culture. I once worked at a company where it was standard practice to find someone hiding out in the copy room crying because they had been so severely berated by their boss.



Alex Bratty

✅ Positive Work Culture Champion ✅ Researcher ✅ Improve Motivation & Engagement ✅ Increase Productivity & Profitability