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5 Steps to Improve Your Company Culture
It’s important for every company to have a great company culture that makes everyone comfortable and happy to work there. According to a recent survey by The Alternative Board (TAB), an international provider of executive peer advisory boards, 93 percent of entrepreneurs agreed that promoting company culture boosts productivity and creativity.
But there’s a big difference between acknowledging the value of company culture and actually taking concrete steps to improve it. In this blog post, we’ll outline TrueConnect’s top five ways any HR manager or business owner can give their corporate culture a kick in the right direction.
1. Create a fun working environment
If employees are having fun in the office, they’re less likely to see work as a chore. Being in good spirits also does wonders for productivity and creativity, both of which are valuable traits of a great employee. Consider holding social events in the office so that everyone can get to know each other better, or schedule fun external activities like going to a theme park.
2. Live your company values
Few things chip away at company culture quite like the feeling that a company says one thing and does another. As such, make sure that any corporate values are expressed and lived through company processes and the attitude of management. Don’t just say you value transparency—be transparent!
3. Communicate effectively
Clear communication is essential in any workplace, but especially so when it comes to improving company culture. Managers and supervisors should have an open door policy with employees, and the C-suite should make sure to communicate the reasoning behind key business decisions to all levels of the organization.
4. Offer employees variety
Monotonous and boring roles can deteriorate morale, lower productivity levels, and chip away at your company culture. Wherever possible, give employees the opportunity to work on different projects and let them showcase their diverse skillsets. Technology has made it far easier for people to work remotely, so consider letting your employees work from home or a local café for certain days of the week.
5. Support your employees’ aspirations
According to Jodie Shaw, chief marketing officer for TAB, “When an employer considers the wants and needs of their employees and creates policies and a workplace environment based on them, it sends a clear message to their people. That message is: ‘We value you.'” As such, be as supportive as possible of your employees’ dreams and aspirations. Offer guidance and training sessions where feasible to help your team reach their full potential.
Creating an inclusive company culture that fosters an atmosphere of camaraderie and respect is the best way to ensure happy and productive employees. This will, in turn, reduce staff turnover and save your organization a significant amount in sourcing and recruiting new talent.
TrueConnect is a voluntary employee benefits service that offers an easy, quick, and effective way to help employees with their personal finances. Not only is the process streamlined, it has a number of benefits for both the employer and the employee. Get in touch today to learn how TrueConnect can help your company develop a great company culture.