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Organizational Culture – 3 steps to a better work environment (Part I)

By Guest Author On March 1, 2011 Under Improve Your Life, Improve Your Self Esteem, Personal Development, Self Improvement, Setting Goals, Success Secrets

By Arthur F. Carmazzi


The Recipe for brining out the force of human excellence begins with the way we interact with our Environment. Emotions and perceptions from interacting with others have an effect on the way we act and REACT and eventually affect the quality of our work and our life.

Our environment (Organizational Culture) is comprised of various groups. These groups are to your environment, as cells are to your body… they may be changed by new cells but will still have the same function and they all work together to form a whole. When we pass time with our friends, our colleagues, our family, or our loved ones, we experience different parts of our environment. Their impressions, beliefs and the way they act and react will affect our beliefs and actions.

When we establish command on the many environments we work, live and play in, our world evolves and we attract more success, better relationships, greater health and a more satisfied life. We turn out to be the potency of impact and not only develop more for ourselves, but more for the people around us.

There are 3 key steps to take control

1. Forming a Motivation Map:

Awareness of what directs each environment is vital before any change can take place. Each of our working areas can give us motivation or take it away. Every work environment interacts with the others and impacts our working pattern.   

Suppose the motivation map of our “world of work” is made of 5 different areas: 

Meeting Land 

In the north of meeting land, all the productive emotions and the motivation we obtain during meetings pushes us to shine. But in the south of meeting land, stand the cliffs of death where we would rather jump off than attend another meeting. This is where meetings take away from our emotional requirements.

The Land of Solitude 

Productivity caves are where we get the most out of working without anyone around, yet underneath that is the bottomless pit, where working alone as its downfall.

Team Land

Cooperation Mountain is where we get the best in ourselves by means of the teams we work in, to the far east however, we find the Mountain of Fire, where working with teams, burns up our motivation.

Continent of Communication  

The Forest of Understanding here we find incentive in giving and/or getting direction but below that lye the swamps of darkness, where giving and/or getting direction is like falling in to quick sand and the more you move, the further down you get pulled.


The Feel Good Jungle is where socializing with colleagues fulfill our needs and push us to be more effective at work yet beside the lush jungles leys the dessert of distress where social/political aspects of our work environment wither any motivation we may have to excel.

By understanding where and why your emotional needs are most fulfilled and where they are not, were spend much of our timeyou can face more confidently the barriers that prevent you from venturing into those areas that seem to suck dry any desire to excel.

For example:

If you truly enjoy the interaction and coming up with creative ideas within a team, but at the same time, you also think that the same team members take too much control and they stifle the suggestions, without listening to them entirely. Thus your entire team interaction may become jaded. You may have diversified feelings about your team experience. It depends on which one is stronger, the accomplishment you obtain from interaction & innovation or the dissatisfaction from people putting you down. You will likely see the entire experience as the reflection of the stronger force. By mapping your motivation you are actually able to separate those areas. By Mapping, we see beyond the situation and identify the elements of the situation, the emotions we are getting or not getting.

Perhaps the emotions you get from the interaction and the creativity may be a sense of connection with your team mates, a sense of accomplishment for putting forward the ideas, and even feelings of importance & contribution because of your input to the team. So what you are actually getting from interaction and the creativity are these particular emotions and that’s why you’re motivated.

When people turn a deaf ear to your ideas or put them down, the opposite happens, it literally takes the feelings of achievement, connection, significance and contribution away you and that’s why you are not motivated.

So it’s not concerning the interaction and innovation or the way people put you down, but regarding the emotions you get or get taken away.

When you look at your overall map, your actions, motivations, and how and why you act and react to others turns out to be very apparent. You will be all the time reminded of where you are and what makes you efficient. You will be more able to deal with the people and situations that makes you de-motivated. Your awareness that it’s not what others “do” that makes a difference, but what emotional needs you loose that gives rise to dissatisfaction, gives you the power to encourage a new perspective, the power to change the situations that influence you.

But the key is to share your map with your colleagues and get them to share theirs with you. This will set the fundamentals to have an impact on your environment and help to keep each other achieve greater fulfillment and productivity at work.

For a FREE “World of Work” motivation map, please send your request to info@directivecommunication.com or join the Free Organizational Development Portal and get this and more

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Continued in Part II


NEXT: Get more tools from Arthur F. Carmazzi for psychological approaches to persuasion, workforce development, and culture transformation. Also look out for Arthur’s best selling Change leadership Book: “Lessons from the Monkey King”

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