Corporate culture is about the etiquette and credence that determine how an organization’s employees and management interact with each other and handle outside business affairs. A company’s culture effect on brand perceptions which can make or break companies. If corporate culture isn’t your priority, you’re welcoming failure. Companies that understand the importance of corporate culture and actually do something to address it are the ones that will see low turnover rates, high employee engagement, and increases in productivity, creativity and overall success.
Transparent Team Communication
Open discussion, honesty and loyalty is the key for creating a well balanced and healthy workplace.This communication strategy also benefits client relations as it keeps transparency in business.We all know that some information is confidential and must stay between certain key executives, but keeping your employees in the loop, even when it’s about minor or major updates, shows that there transparency and trust among group members. This is crucial to workplace morale.
Build a Model
Staying aligned with employees should be an obvious one but it’s something that often gets fail to spot by managers who are busy running from meeting to meeting. Scheduling team meetings is a necessary step when it comes to an employee’s future with the company. These review meetings create an opportunity for the employee to discuss likes, dislikes and where they seem themselves fitting in to the overall growth of the organization. You don’t want employees who feel like there is no growth and future for them at your company. Let them know that they have room to build up and how their efforts at work are helping the company. If you let them think “this is it,” then they probably won’t stay too long.
Who doesn’t love a compliment every once in a while? Appreciating an employee or a team’s success is essential when it comes to making people feel valued. It’s as easy as sending out a company-wide email about a big project that was just completed and calling out the key players that made it happen. Employees want to feel that all their efforts and hard work is noticed and valued by appreciating them. Thanking your employees for their individual contribution has a powerful impact on their productivity.
Fun and Work
These two words are in the same sentence, never heard or thought about it? There are people who don’t equate those two ideas together, or while they wish it could be true to have fun at work, they’ve never really experienced it. Yes, the work takes priority but make sure you are keeping your employees happy. They should enjoy their work. When people have fun, they are more engaged and are less stressed. Productivity increases in comparison to usual monotonous work. Just signed a huge client? Take everyone out for a beer at the end of the workday. Giving people something to look forward to and bond over will no doubt help in creating an environment where employees are loyal, honest and most certainly, connected.