C10.7.4.2 Benefits of a positive organisational culture


The benefits of a positive organisational culture are:

  • Increased levels of compliance with rules and procedures
  • Increased staff morale
  • Reduced staff turnover
  • Reduced staff complaints
  • Reduced sickness, accident & environmental incident rates
  • Reduced absenteeism


The factors required to achieve cultural change include:

  • Learning through experience through monitoring and review
  • A shared perception of risks
  • Ownership of sustainability at every level of the organisation
  • Senior management commitment
  • Effective communication and consultation
  • Standards of acceptable behaviour, implemented across the whole organisation
  • Training for all employees, including management and specialists
  • External factors such as the financial health of the organisation, the impact of the regulatory bodies and/or the economic climate
  • A balance between sustainability and production/service goals