Having a positive company culture has been proven to increase profits and employee productivity. Unfortunately, having a good company culture is easier said than done. Maintaining a good culture in the workplace takes effort from all levels of management, but it is possible! Use these tips to start improving your company culture today.
Have a Clear Company Mission and Values
Employees are more likely to feel good about their work if they have views that align with the company. Determine what your company’s mission is and create a clear set of values the company will strive to uphold. If you’re unsure where to start, ask your employees what values are important to them!
Treat Employees with Respect
One of the best ways to create a positive company culture is by forming good relationships with your employees. Employees deserve understanding, respect, and the same courtesy you expect for yourself in the workplace. If an employee suddenly has decreased performance at work, talk to them to determine why. If they’re facing issues outside the workplace that affect their performance, the only way you can help is to be informed!
Once a sense of respect has been cultivated, employees will be comfortable sharing their struggles and communicating any questions or concerns.
The more individuality your employees can have, the happier they will be. Of course, some industries have more wiggle room than others. Create relaxed rules where you can regarding things like wardrobe, desk décor, and scheduled working hours. Employees with a relaxed set of reasonable guidelines will be much happier to follow them without complaint. Happier employees bring more passion and drive to all their work projects too!
Host Company Engagement Events
There’s only so much company culture building that can be done during working hours. When you want to take things further, engagement events outside of working hours are a fun way to connect with your team. Team outings, company retreats, and events employees can bring their families to are all great for company culture!
Engagement events may not be a big hit with employees the first time but stick to it. One easy way to get employees on board is to let them vote on what engagement activities they would enjoy most! Creating a suggestion box for future engagements is another easy tip to use in the office.
Contact Essex Woods today to book if you’re interested in bonding with your team at a company retreat. Essex Woods is a beautiful retreat center filled with amenities and activities that will boost employee culture and encourage company trust. There’s no time like the present to step outside your comfort zone and start building stronger connections with employees. Call us today or fill out our online contact form for more information!