It doesn’t matter how talented or smart your team is if you are infected by a toxic workplace. The formula for reversing such an environment is to hire people who demonstrate two important (and often overlooked) qualities: honesty and integrity. In the words of Warren Buffett:
“We look for three things when we hire people. We look for intelligence, we look for initiative or energy, and we look for integrity. And if they don’t have the latter, the first two will kill you, because if you’re going to get someone without integrity, you want them lazy and dumb.”
As these attributes become more apparent in your workplace, you will begin to notice certain habits and the benefits that go hand in hand. To learn about five of those key habits, check out this article.