Positive workplace cultures are important

The ‘Culture for care: your toolkit’, created by Skills for Care, has recently been mentioned on the LinkedIn Charity UK group, and could be of interest to any charity involved in providing care and support (and probably wider too).

The toolkit “explains why a positive workplace culture is so important, details the business benefits for culture and provides activity sheets and scenarios to help providers embed a positive workplace culture”. It can be accessed online, or ordered in hard copy, via http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Skills/Culture/Culture.aspx. NB: the toolkit isn’t new, pdfs are dated March 2014.

The Guardian’s new ‘Confessions of a charity professional’ blog meanwhile has a piece which illustrates reasons to foster a positive workplace culture. The author feels the need to point out that this “does not detract from an organisation’s purpose or from prioritising service users’ needs”. Read ‘The cost of caring – why I had to leave the charity sector’ at http://www.theguardian.com/global/2015/feb/01/charity-sector-care-work-stress-burnout-support