Assess your managers
Employers can send out regular surveys to employees to assess management styles. In the same way, at the end of a school year, students fill out teacher surveys for the principal to assess classroom environments, employees could take quarterly management surveys. These reviews could ask questions that give company owners a sense for how comfortable employees feel opening up to their managers, and how their leader’s management style affects their mental health (i.e. is it stressful? Encouraging? Demeaning? Supportive?) This is a smart way to determine if productivity issues are stemming from individuals or from the overarching spirit of a team created by the leader.