Apr 19 2023
Ep 028: Self Reflect For A Positive Work Culture
Are you struggling to hire new employees or maintain a positive workplace culture? Look no further than the Work Positive Podcast, hosted by the dynamic Dr. Joey Faucette.
In Episode 28, Dr. Faucette welcomes the inspiring guest Daniel Baxter, a Navy veteran and business recycling coordinator for the City of Newport News.
They discuss the challenges businesses face in hiring and retaining employees and the importance of building a positive, accountable work culture. Baxter emphasizes the power of self-reflection and working with a team of individuals who bring unique skills and perspectives. With insightful analogies, dynamic energy, and practical advice, this episode is a must-listen for anyone striving for success in the workplace.
Here are three tips from Baxter for building a positive work culture:
🌞 Conduct regular employee surveys to understand their needs and concerns.
🌞 Empower employees to take ownership of their work and projects.
🌞 Create a supportive work environment that encourages collaboration and open communication.
Baxter explains in the podcast: “Leadership and management are two entirely different things. Leadership is having your finger on the pulse, getting your team to a goal, whatever that goal may be, okay. Management is trying to keep things under control. By the way, the harder you control things, the least, the less control you have”
More about Dan:
Daniel Baxter, also known as Dan, is the Business Recycling and Outreach Coordinator for the City of Newport News, Virginia. With 20 years of experience as a US Navy Air Traffic Controller in Airport Facility Management, Dan now collaborates with local businesses to develop and improve waste management, recycling, and sustainability programs. He holds Oceanography, Environmental Geology, and Land Use Management degrees from Old Dominion University. Dan is also actively involved in various community organizations, serving on boards and commissions such as the Virginia Recycling Association and Keep Virginia Beautiful, and is the Vice President of the Glenwood Community Association.
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