Organizations interact with many, many external factors every day, and each one has a certain impact — large or small — on the health of your operation.
Partners are one of the most impactful factors. Good partners lift your company and employees, but less-than-stellar business partners can put many things at risk, whether that’s relationships with other partners, the company’s financial health, or the motivation and morale of employees. Ultimately, toxic business relationships are most harmful to your company’s purpose.
It’s easy to overlook the pernicious threat bad partners pose to your business’s purpose, but as a business leader, you can't afford to take this lightly.