Company Culture: Do You Have a Good One?
The importance of company culture is something a business cannot ignore, as it can create an environment that employees want to be a part of. So, when it comes to company culture, do you have a good one?
Importance of Company Culture
A strong, fun, inclusive company culture is important for many reasons. Perhaps the most important reason is because employees will enjoy going to work and will become great employees. Companies with strong cultures create a group of employees who interact well with one another and have a common goal.
Culture also can attract good employees and more importantly, retain them. Employee retention is so important and by creating a culture that recognizes those employees will increase it.
How to Create it
Company culture, while it will take time, isn’t a difficult thing to create. There are many ways to build it and it will take more than one way to do so. In no particular order, the first thing is to focus on positivity. Everyday employees should express gratitude and praise for one another. If you are a manager do not let a day go by without praising an employee on a job well done.
Communication, as we all know, is the key to many things. In this case, a company culture can improve so much with communication. Having an open-door policy is a great way to let employees know that they are welcome. Asking employees to be a part of decision making, for ideas, and to be more involved will start great communication amongst the staff. This of course will lead to a better culture.
Promote a healthy work-life balance, because it is important. Encouraging employees to enjoy their evenings and weekends without replying to emails or doing any office work can be a game changer, not only for the culture but for an employee’s mental health. When your employee clocks out no more should be asked of them.
So many other elements help create a good company culture. Things like flexibility, trust (which will come with communication), and fun work environment will all play a part in a company’s culture and why employees will choose to stay.