In other words, workplace culture is the core of any organization which can spell success or failure. So what is the organization’s culture and why should you focus on creating a positive workplace culture when things are going well for your business? Let’s check it out!
Organizal environment is a mysterious term which characterizes the qualities of a work environment. According to Phil Geldart: “Culture is what the people do in times of stress - for example, at the time of an acquisition, or when the organization is in transition in some sort. The behavior of the people during these times is what really defines corporate culture." Deloitte's recent study points out that it accounts for 94 percent of executives and 88 percent of employees believing a distinct workplace culture is important to business success. That said, the success of a company’s solution and its ability to grow is not just about its technology, it also lies within its unique culture. Many famous organizations’ culture has proved appealing to a diverse and buddy workforce, including many millennials – who influence in the company’s mindset. Google is a typical example, which is considered as "best corporate culture". Reasons why millennials and Silicon Valley’s experts want to work for Google can be found in its core values.
Many big and small companies like yours actually raked huge profits and were embraced by their target markets. However, the point is that success needs to be sustained. But one little shakeup in the industry like a new product, new competition, decrease in stock’s price would make clientele get thin, production go down and then profits slow to come in. So what can we do to reduce those bad influences on our business? The answer is that a positive workplace culture needs to be in place. In other hands, when non-responsive leadership happens, we can already surmise that the employees will be unhappy and thus, the systems will be inefficient. Unclear vision, lack of communication, unhealthy work environment, inconsistent implementation of policies can lead to a dissatisfied workforce, failures, accidents and great losses.
So how to create a positive workplace culture?
First, establish clear characteristics and values for the organization
It is not a mission statement, brand story or marketing campaign, but the commitment that an organization or a company makes to certain policies and actions, the core values of an organization that make employees feel part of it, take pride in them.
Secondly, create clear goals and rewards for the employees
Employees feel motivated and engaged if they are treated equally and have clear goals to work towards. When goals are positively reinforced, and results are recognized and celebrated, employees will feel valued which in turn creates a positive feeling in the workplace.
Thirdly, build up collaboration and communication in the office:
coffee mornings, team getaways, bonding programs, sports competition and family weekends,… are the best strategies to create a friendly working environment and foster the solidarity of the organization. That's also a way to reduce employees' stress after work.
Culture is like personality, and let Faro be a partner to maintain and foster that value of your company.