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From gossip to growth – The path to a thriving workplace culture

What The Workplace Culture does

The Workplace Culture Hub equips leaders to effectively eliminate gossip, paving the way for a thriving workplace culture.


The Current Landscape


In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a notable shift has occurred within the industry. Employees are no longer willing to endure toxic workplace environments. Pre-pandemic, such environments were often tolerated, with employees feeling powerless to effect change. However, the pandemic has prompted a change in perspective. Employees now recognise the value of working in organisations that respect and value them as individuals and do not tolerate gossip.


As this shift unfolds, more and more organisations are awakening to the fact that a positive workplace culture matters. Many seek the expertise of leadership training and development companies to address their challenges. Yet, it's worth noting that none of these training companies focus exclusively on the issue of workplace gossip, leaving an unmet need in the industry."


However, there are still organisations where leaders expect (or rather demand) their employees to build a positive workplace culture when the leaders are ultimately part of the problem. Leaders must ensure that they practice what they preach and support their employees by not gossiping about employees with other leaders. This will lead to a disconnect between leaders and employees, a lack of respect and eventually a high staff turnover for the organisation costing them thousands in recruitment fees.


Company Birth Story


After a decade of hands-on leadership experience, Rika witnessed the destructive impact workplace gossip had on organisations and individuals. Fuelled by a desire for change, she embarked on a mission to revolutionise workplace cultures by eradicating gossip. Having successfully banished gossip from the workplace, Rika is now eager to share her proven strategies with fellow leaders who can harness their benefits.


The Solution


The Workplace Culture Hub aims to create awareness throughout Australia surrounding the negative effects of workplace gossip on organisations and the individuals who work there. This is unique as there is already a lot of awareness surrounding the importance of having a fantastic workplace culture (which is a very broad topic in itself) but not a lot surrounding the effects of gossip, especially on organisations and the individuals who work there.


The Workplace Culture Hub’s vision is to empower leaders to create a thriving workplace culture by eradicating workplace gossip and fostering a culture of trust, respect, and collaboration.


A Customer Story


“It's great to have women like Rika, who have tried, tested, and succeeded in the area of Leadership. Culture is a tricky space to navigate. Rika knows the pathway forward and provides clear steps to achieve a workplace culture without gossip. Thanks, Rika” - Deb @ Quick Wins for Business


A founder quote


“Leaders can no longer ignore gossip and hope it goes away by itself. The reality is that it won't! What it will do instead is escalate and cause damage to the organisation and the individuals who work there”. – Rika Whelan



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