Authenticity and integrity
The challenge of creating a positive organizational culture, one in which integrity and authenticity are nurtured, is explored in this article. When employees sense a feeling of inauthenticity in an organization, it can hinder the development of a project-based culture, lower morale and energy levels, even threaten employee retention. Numerous examples of organizational perversities are described which were caused by the leaders' violations of authenticity and integrity. Many projects falter when managers say one thing and do another, and team members quickly know when there is a discrepancy between what leaders say and what they do. Success is best fostered in a positive environment where teams learn together and operate in a trusting, communicative environment.