What Is The Culture of Your Business?
Is it healthy or unhealthy?
Culture impacts everything in your organization. The culture of a company includes values, ethics, environment, mission and expectations. The individuals who work for an organization are who make up the overall culture. It is all dependent on a handful of things.
What is the environment like in your organization? Companies can run a variety of different ways. They can be team-based, allowing all employees to have a hand and a foot in decisions made for the company. Companies can also be very laid back, not having many rules to follow. The most important thing about the environment of the workplace is that your employees enjoy coming to work each day as well as who they work with. If your employees have a positive environment at work, they will tend to work harder and build relationships faster.
How does your company look? Many organizations have different regulations on how they want their employees to look. Some can be very casual, and some can be business professional. This is usually dependent on the type of organization but is important in all. If you are meeting with clients, it would be appropriate to dress in business professional attire. If you are working from the office, you may allow your employees to dress a little more casual. Allowing employees to have a little bit of freedom with how they dress can also improve how they feel when they come to work.
Culture starts at the top. Having solid leadership can benefit your company and employees in so many ways. Your employees want to feel appreciated, so it’s important to make them feel this way. Showing appreciation to your employees will help them feel more motivated and driven to do their work in the best way possible.
It is very important to have trust in an organization. Be honest with your employees as well as with your boss. If you have an issue, address it. If you have an employee with some weaknesses, talk about it with them. There are many organizations who feel as if they need to gossip about things that other employees do. However, this is not healthy for your company. Being open and honest with your coworkers will be the most beneficial for your organization.
Communication is KEY in ALL organizations. Without it, you cannot be successful. Communicate with your coworkers. Make sure your employees know what is going on within the company and update them on a daily basis. Host frequent meetings to make sure everyone is on the same page.
If Your Culture Isn’t What You Want, Make Some Changes
The culture of your company is always evolving. If you don’t feel that your organization has a positive one, then spend some time analyzing what needs to be changed. Put together a meeting about it so that you can get your employees on board and make them aware of the changes. Don’t set unrealistic expectations and overnight change; it’s a process. But, focus on these five things we have listed above, and apply them in the workplace every day. We promise that this will only be beneficial for you and your organization.
If you’re unsure what the current culture is, or where to even start, let us know.