How Strong Leadership Skills Cutivate a Positive Workplace Culture

Great Place To Work ASEAN & ANZ


Great Place To Work ASEAN & ANZ




It’s no secret that effective leadership is a crucial component of any organization’s success. Good leadership guides teams towards achieving common goals, motivates individuals to perform at their best, and creates a positive work environment that promotes growth and development. However, leadership is a skill that requires continuous development and improvement.

In this article, we’ll explore the importance of strong leadership skills and provide tips for improving your leadership abilities.

Understanding the Importance of Strong Leadership Skills

Effective leadership is vital for achieving organizational goals and creating a positive work environment. Leaders serve as role models for their teams, and their behaviors and actions can have a significant impact on employee morale and performance. Good leadership can improve employee engagement, reduce turnover rates, and increase productivity. On the other hand, poor leadership can lead to low employee morale, high turnover rates, and decreased productivity.

Identifying Key Leadership Skills

Several key skills are essential for effective leadership. These skills include communication, decision-making, delegation, emotional intelligence, self-awareness, adaptability, and resilience. Leaders must have good communication skills, which involves being able to clearly convey their expectations and ideas to their team members. Decision-making and problem-solving skills are also critical for effective leadership, as leaders must make informed decisions and solve complex problems to achieve organizational goals.

Developing Communication Skills

One of the most important skills for effective leadership is communication. Leaders must communicate their vision, goals, and expectations clearly to their team members. Effective communication also involves active listening, which means listening to team members and understanding their needs and concerns. Non-verbal communication skills are also important, as they can convey messages without words. Improving communication skills can be done through training, practice, and feedback.

Cultivating Decision-Making Skills

Another critical skill for effective leadership is decision-making. Leaders must make informed decisions quickly and effectively. Decision-making involves critical thinking, problem-solving, and analyzing data to make informed choices. Improving decision-making skills can be done through training, practice, and seeking feedback from colleagues.

Building Effective Teams

Leaders must build and maintain effective teams to achieve organizational goals. This involves understanding team dynamics, setting clear goals and expectations, providing feedback and recognition, and resolving conflicts. Effective teams are diverse and inclusive, which means that leaders must create an environment that promotes diversity and encourages team members to share their ideas and perspectives.

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Great Place To Work ASEAN & ANZ

Great Place To Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Our mission is to help every place become a great place to work for all. We give leaders and organizations the recognition and tools to create a consistently and overwhelmingly positive employee experience, fostering cultures that are proven to drive business, improve lives, and better society. Our recognition is the most coveted and respected in the world for elevating employer brands to attract the right people. Our proprietary methodology and platform enables organizations to truly capture, analyze, and understand the experience of all employees. Our groundbreaking research empowers organizations to build cultures that retain talent and unlock the potential of every employee. Our coaches, content, and community connect the boldest leaders, ideas, and innovations in employee experience. Since 1992, our Certification™, Best Workplaces™ Lists, and global benchmarks have become the industry standard, built on data from more than 100 million employees in 150 countries around the world.



Great Place To Work identifies Best Workplaces in Asia™ by surveying 2.1 million employees in Asia and the Middle East about the key factors that create great workplaces for all and analyzing company workplace programs impacting 5.9 million employees in the region.

To be considered, companies must first be identified as outstanding in their local region by appearing on one or more of our Best Workplaces lists in Bahrain, Greater China (including China, Hong Kong and Taiwan), India, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, UAE, Vietnam during 2022 or early 2023.

Companies rank in three size categories: Small and Medium (10-499 employees); Large (500+); and Multinational. Multinational organizations are also assessed on their efforts to create great workplaces across multiple countries in the region. They must appear on at least two national lists in Asia and the Middle East and have at least 1,000 employees worldwide with at least 40% (or 5,000+) of those employees located outside the headquarters country.

To determine the 2023 Indonesia Best Workplaces™, Great Place To Work®️ analyzed confidential survey feedback representing nearly 20,000 employees across different industries in Indonesia.

Employees responded to over 60 survey questions describing the extent to which their organization creates a Great Place To Work For All™️. 85% of the evaluation is based on what employees say about their experiences of trust and reaching their full human potential as part of their organization, no matter who they are or what they do.

Great Place To Work analyzes these experiences relative to each organization’s size, workforce make up, and what’s typical in their industry. The remaining 15% of the rank is based on an assessment of all employees’ daily experiences of innovation, the company’s values, and the effectiveness of their leaders, to ensure they’re consistently experienced.

To be considered, companies had to meet the Great Place To Work-Certified™ standard. To ensure survey results truly represent all employees, Great Place To Work requires that Trust Index©️ survey results are accurate to a 95% confidence level with a 5% margin of error or better.

We review any anomalies in survey responses, news and financial performance to ensure there aren’t any extraordinary reasons to believe we couldn’t trust a company’s survey results.