Company culture

Company culture

Allow the culture in your company to thrive with these simple steps.

At the centre of most organisations is a thriving company culture. However, ‘change isn’t easy; it’s not smooth and it probably won’t happen overnight,’ says psychologist Dr Tim Sharp. So how do you work towards a thriving work culture?

Creating a positive work culture involves constant monitoring from key leaders, workplace health strategies and employee wellbeing programs to help improve the health of your employees, and a level of accountability to really facilitate change.

Here are four simple tips you can use to help improve your workplace culture, if you feel it needs a bit of a boost.

Show gratitude and appreciation

When an employee delivers good output, they usually get a ‘good job’, pat on the back, or perhaps their accomplishments go unnoticed. Lack of recognition can lead employees to become dispirited. A little thank you can go a long way, but it should be thoughtful and personalised. Take a few minutes to tell them why you’re grateful for the work they do, and highlight something specific that they’re doing well. Whatever you do, express sincere appreciation – make sure they know you mean it.

Embrace openness

One of the most powerful ways to improve your culture is honesty. Encourage transparency and openness, and support your employees’ opinions, ideas and solutions without judgment. Foster regular communication and collaboration, encourage constructive feedback from people you don’t normally work with, and share successes and failures with the team so that people feel involved.

Celebrate success

It is easy to forget about the great work you’ve just finished, because you’re already half-way through the next project. You should take the time to stop and celebrate the efforts you and your employees put into a job well done. Whether it is closing a deal or achieving results over and above expected performance, you should take a break and celebrate even the small wins. Celebrate with a notable mention in a team meeting, give them a congratulatory note or perhaps a team outing.

Prevent burnout

There are a number of work-related factors such as unreasonable job demands, inadequate resourcing and lack of social support that can contribute to employee burnout which can create a toxic company culture. When your employees have a well-balanced life between work and other activities, they will be more satisfied and motivated.

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