“Ten simple ways to improve your Company Culture”
(But it’s easier than you might think to build one)
Great company cultures don’t happen by accident. If you sincerely wish to improve your Company culture, you can start with the following steps:
- Embrace Transparency : Transparency is the key to building a strong organizational culture, and an engaged team.
Don’t ask: “Is it absolutely necessary to share this information with the team?”
Do Ask: “Is it absolutely necessary to keep this information from the team?”
- Recognize and Reward Valuable Contributions: Employees make valuable contributions to your organization every day. Recognize and reward their contributions, and make it ridiculously easy for everyone on your team to do the same. Companies that exhibit a recognition-rich culture tend to have dramatically lower turnover rates.
- Cultivate Strong Coworker Relationships: Think about both the physical and cultural environment in your organization. Is it conducive to building strong relationships? If it isn’t, engineer spaces and situations that promote coworker interaction.
- Embrace and inspire employee autonomy: Trust your employees to manage their responsibilities effectively. Let go of the idea that work has to happen a certain way at a certain time. Help your team grow from being held accountable, to embracing autonomy and ownership.
- Practice Flexibility: Modern organizations understand the value of practicing flexibility. It can improve morale and even reduce turnover. A CareerBuilder survey of nearly four thousand workers revealed flexibility as one of the biggest drivers of employee retention.
- Communicate Purpose and Passion: Purpose is not exclusive, and there are no “purpose professions.” Find out what’s important to your employees, and where that intersects with your organizational goals. The better you understand your team’s goals and aspirations, the better you can help your team to see the purpose in their work.
- Promote a Team Atmosphere: Your employees and your coworkers are not simply a group of other people you work with; they are integral members of your team. Promote a team atmosphere and accomplish more together than you ever could as individuals.
- Encourage Regular Feedback: Employees don’t get enough regular feedback, and when they do it’s often vague or perceived as inauthentic. It’s vital to give employees the tools they need to understand when and why they’re doing well, and how to fix it when they’re not.
- Stay True to Your Core Values: Make your core values more than bullet points on your ‘about us’ page. Core values are a company’s guiding light. They’re the inseparable principals at the heart of an organization.
- Devote Effort and Resources to Building Culture: Building a company culture takes time and energy. It doesn’t just happen. A great company culture is a constant work in progress, because as a company evolves, so do its constituents. Devote time and effort toward developing and nurturing your organizational culture.
Blog Compiled by Mr. P. K. Gupta
GENERAL MANAGER – Human Resource
TEX CORP LTD.