One of the most important aspects of employee satisfaction, the corporate culture, is now more powerful than ever. Apart from marketing a competitive salary, technological evolution in the company, and employee benefits, having a healthy corporate culture is a crucial thing to consider for employees.
According to the study from Glassdoor, approximately 77% of the surveyed job seekers believe that considering a company’s work culture is important before even applying for a job there.
A strong corporate culture not only manages to retain employees but also helps in being a pillar to the company’s reputation and source of survival in times of crisis. However, even after gaining a crucial status as the support and demand of a company’s success, a lot of businesses tend to not work on this factor.
Nevertheless, it is time to start working from today. If you are running a company or part of the leading ten followings are some of the tips that will help you in creating a storing a healthy corporate culture in your company:
Share Company’s Mission and Vision
It has been observed that when employees are made feel part of a larger enterprise, they tend to be more engaged and productive. To this, the leader of the company needs to keep on reminding their staff how their work and efforts are part of something much bigger and significant.
Not only this but leaders should also keep on reminding their staff of the mission and core values of the company. For instance, in the current time and scenario employees have become less interested in the company’s work due to remote working.
In such times having an active leadership team that works on boosting the lost productivity and passion in the employees can help establish a healthy corporate environment, virtually.
It is important to remember that each employee has their own set of unique circumstances. Under different situations, different employees perform their best. While some employees might show their productive self in times of stability others might be a bigger help in times of chaos.
Therefore, when you are running a big company with different individuals part of it, it’s important to cut everyone a bit of slack.
Let’s again consider the current situation. After the coronavirus outbreak, a lot of companies allowed their staff to work from home. And even now as we head to the mid of 2021, a major chunk of the workforce in the country is working remotely.
However, not a lot of companies are aware of your challenges faced by the employees.
For instance, not every employee has the best TV and internet deals at their home that would help them perform their best. Some of the employees are yet struggling with slow internet connection and therefore show unavailability at an important meeting and virtual conferences.
While this might cause a delay in the company project or absence in the virtual sessions, the leadership team should be understanding and cooperative in this manner. Instead of comparing all the employees and their ability virtually, leadership should be flexible with those struggling.
By doing all this, the leaders tend to create a more easy environment for employees which eventually creates a much more friendly corporate environment.
As we said, a company runs with different individuals carrying different personalities, hobbies, and traits. Instead of appreciating individuality and authenticity, some leaders expect the employees to behave similarly.
To have a better environment in the workplace or virtually, the leader needs to be more open to authenticity.
By appreciating, the individuality in the employee they will get different solutions from different minds.
Have More Cross-Functional Events
A lot of companies tend to not mix departments and do not help them share innovative ideas with others. While this might someway establish a sense of professionalism in the company it can also bite employees from creating healthy relationships within the company.
Therefore, companies should try implementing cross-functional meetings that can help foster a strong relationship and also give employees a platform to share their innovative ideas.
Keep on Working
There is no one-stop solution to improve corporate culture. However, instead of going by the book where putting professionalism above all is instructed, companies should be more flexible, appreciative, and supportive of their employees.