We all spend way too much time in our workplace! So why not make it a fun working environment where you feel appreciated and happy to be a part of the team. A positive workplace culture improves teamwork, raises the morale, increases productivity and efficiency, and enhances retention of the workforce. Job satisfaction, collaboration, and work performance are all enhanced. And, most importantly, a positive workplace environment reduces stress in employees.
Company culture is an integral part of business. It affects nearly every aspect of a company. From recruiting top talent to improving employee satisfaction, it’s the backbone of a happy work environment. Without positive corporate culture, many employees will struggle to find the real value in their work, and this leads to a variety of negative consequences for your bottom line.
Ways To Promote A Positive Culture
- Offer special perks that help boost positivity and morale throughout the company.
- Use social media to recognize birthdays, work anniversaries and milestones everyone loves to be celebrated.
- Flexible summer hours so your team can spend more time with family and friends.
- Treat your team to breakfast, lunch or dinner. There’s nothing like sending out an invitation a week prior to get a positive buzz going.
- Social media is the perfect way to celebrate a job well done – especially when someone goes over and above their job responsibilities.
- Show gratitude and compassion.
- Friendly competition is fun i.e.: company softball games.
- Connect with a local animal shelter and volunteer as a group or have them pop in your office for hugs…nothing like wagging tails to get you smiling.
- Remember…positive leadership sets the tone.
Signs of Positive Corporate Culture
- A Long Line of Future Employees
- Low Employee Turnover
- Smiles & Laughter
- No Gossiping
- Employees Are Energized
- Embracing New Ideas
- Open Communication
Businesses that encourage play are the ones where the best people do their best work. Employees love to work hard when they also get to play hard. From celebrating the big things to enjoying the little things, building a strong company culture that inspires both teamwork and friendly competition isn’t rocket science and needn’t deplete revenues.
It is totally worth the investment for companies to build and foster their culture. As an employer or leader, you want your team to be happy because happiness means more productivity. Thus, resulting in better monthly progress for your company. Good Luck!