Steps To Make Your Company Culture Remarkable

5 Steps To Make Your Company Culture Remarkable

Make Your Company Culture Remarkable

A healthy workplace would be where each person is appreciated for their contributions, feedback and training are productive and employees feel like they’re part of a process.

Happy employees are 12 percent more productive than their average counterparts, while unhappy employees are 10 percent less productive according to the latest research from the University of Warwick.

Setting up the limits and operational elements of a strong company culture creates a foundation from which everything flows.

Those expectations are set through a qualities based leadership approach, where the rules of engagement are set out making utilization of center esteems; such as decency, treating others with nobility and respect or being innovative.

Here are five tips to help create a more remarkable and productive environment:

1  Convey goals and desires – Communication becomes the most important tool to deploy. Communication reinforces values and a positive, healthy workplace. Be consistent in what you’re communicating. Avoid contradiction or a moving goal post when talking to one group of employees and then to another. This is where lines get crossed and communication crumbles.

2  Detail how to arrive – Establishing a cogent plan and direction is the best way to make sure everyone is moving in the same direction. New employees will need more instruction initially until they become acclimated to the company culture and their particular job. More veteran employees may need less specifics. So customize your approach based on the group.

However, leaving people in a void to just “figure it out” will only cause frustration when what you’ve asked them to do isn’t executed as you intended. You need to clearly communicate it to them.

3  Support employees with a state of mind of collaboration – Cultivate a situation where everybody is in it together. Each hand works in conjunction with the other, like an Olympic relay race. Remind them often that together they can accomplish more, but divided or working in silos, is like missing a hand-off in that relay race. It’s neither time efficient or productive.

4  Mistakes and slips are normal – It’s important to remember that the team is comprised of people who may, at times, loose their focus, make a mistake, step over a line or completely miss something. Offer valuable feedback and direction.

Find the lesson in the mistake which could be as simple as “I won’t make that again” or “I need to approach this issue differently.” Aggressive behavior by the leader will either shut people down or ignite an even more confrontational exchange. Of course, that’s not recommended.

5  Lead from the front – It’s each leader’s responsibility to lead from the front, which means to lead by example. They are to embody the values and attitudes they’ve set forth for the organization.

Everyone has awful day once every now and then—or felt a little off their game. There isn’t one professional I know who hasn’t done something that could be classified as stupid. This is the imperfection of being human. But if you’re 95% consistent, the rest is excusable.

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