Workplace culture is something that makes or breaks your business goals.
Are you focusing enough of your energy on creating a positive workplace culture? Or do you think it will magically happen on its own? Let’s dive into the culture and how you can shape the future to encourage a positive workplace culture in your organization.
What are the Benefits?
A positive workplace culture will raise up your employees. It creates a sense of teamwork among your staff and increases productivity and efficiency. A positive workplace will reduce your staff’s stress and make everyone more collaborative. It also helps to retain your team, decreasing the amount of money it takes when you hire and train new employees.
How To Create a Positive Workplace Culture?
Know What Culture You Want
First, you need to know what type of culture you want to have. Once that is established, create your mission, vision, and ethos. If you want your team to work together, they need to know what rules or vision to follow. Do you want your team to work together on projects? Well, make sure you praise and reward groups that accomplish this. Give your staff the chance to get to know each other – coffee breaks, game lunches, or team building outside the office.
Once your staff knows the direction, communication is key! Clear feedback is necessary to every positive workplace culture. Every staff member should feel like they can innovate processes without retribution. Constructive criticism, when done correctly, can improve the work product and morale of all involved.
Goals and Rewards
If your sales team needs to sell $100,000 a month, they need to know the goal. Otherwise, they have no idea what they are working towards and will be unhappy if you say they failed. Likewise, if you’ve got a big product push coming up that your team nails, reward them for their extra work and effort. Employees that feel valued will be more productive and work much harder for the goals than those that don’t.
No matter what you’ve got in place, there is always room for improvement. So, take a small group of your staff (or everyone if you are a small team), and see where you can do better. Creating a positive workplace culture will only help your business grow.