Have you ever stopped to think about what makes your company a positive place to work at? Is it your boss, your code of ethics, or simply the nice office coffee that gets you up and running in the morning? Or rather, something more overreaching? A companies culture determines its vision, goals, values, and norm systems of behavior. Culture can be compared to your company’s genetic makeup, comprised of several
different parts. Let’s take a closer look, shall we?
Maintaining a Positive Company Culture
Most of the time, we get stuck into a routine at work. We are constantly working, constantly moving, and our thought processes have become almost automatic. Some days at work may be rougher than others. On those tough days, it is important to focus on the details and pick out what you truly love about your job. Maintaining a positive company culture is not just the responsibility of your company’s leader or boss, but instead, a true team effort. Below are a few checks and balances to ensure that your company culture reflects both positivity and creativity.
Keeping your employees motivated is a core part to creating a positive company culture. This requires a mixture of both intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Intrinsic motivation is internal. What are the personal or individual goals of your employees? What drives them to succeed? External motivation is tangible. Providing incentives or opportunities for growth within your company may give others the little extra push they’ve been looking for. This brings us to the next core part of creating a great company culture: goal setting.
2. Goal Setting
Goal setting provides room for growth. You want to grow as a company, and similarly have your employees grow right along with you. Getting together and establishing clear company goals, or simply reiterating ones already set in place is a great way to unify your team. Breaking down over reaching goals into smaller, more tangible goals can help your employees not only improve upon specific skills, but succeed in accomplishing more. For more tips on creating specific goals for you and your team, Click Here!
The work environment can be one of the greatest influences on company culture. The way that others dress, speak, or act can all factors that can contribute to a positive culture. Believe it or not, social interaction at work can have one of the greatest impacts on productivity. First and foremost, you want to ensure that your employees feel comfortable in their given work environment. Additionally, it is important to make sure that they have a sense of belonging. One team. One dream. Create a company culture where employees feel comfortable expressing their concerns or providing creative insight on ways to improve.
Happy employees equal a positive company culture.