By Pamela J. Watkins

When evaluating an organization for the first time, I was once told, “If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.”  Sound familiar?

Like dysfunctional families, many organizations carry their own burdens of dysfunction and brokenness but fail to identify them as such.  What makes an organization a good place to work will vary with personal experience and opinion; however, when dysfunction becomes disruptive, good leaders understand the need for action.

Disruption can occur in a variety of ways.  Loss of production, quality issues, poor attendance, turnover, turf wars between departments, bullying, drama, conflict between employees, disrespect, lack of diversity and much more.

Overcoming dysfunction in the work place is not an impossible job; however, it does require some “heavy” lifting from the top down.  Human Resources Professionals often play an important role in facilitating this work. For more information on this subject, please contact Gibbons Business Solutions.