Thankfully, a diverse, well-organized and crucially altogether happy working environment is no longer something considered to be a luxury and is now much more in the minds of business managers and owners.
If you are interested in finding out how to inject some energy, team-building energy and atmosphere into your office or another place of work, then continue reading. Here are four proven ways to transform your company’s culture for the better.
Be an Honest & Open Communicator
Communication, just as in a personal context with friends and family, is a vital component of a successful and forward-thinking business, and what is more, communicating your company’s vision and ethos to employees is crucial.
From the recruitment drive to the new recruit’s first day and throughout the onboarding process of every employee, communicating the details of their role and how such a role fits into the company will strengthen the sense of community and build employee bonds.
Be Sure to Reward Outstanding Performance
As important as general communication is in vastly improving the overall company culture of a business, it is also important to point out the value of praising and even publicly recognizing stand-out performances from individual employees.
There are several fundamental ways to reward and recognize, not only an excellent project or presentation, for example, including the following:
- Award prizes and certifications at company events and parties
- Shout-out the individual employee on one or more social media platforms
- Arrange a special treat for the employee in question
- Verbally praise and shower positive feedback on the employee in front of others
- Offering progression and/or extra training opportunities for stand-out workers
Utilize Emotional Analytics
Perhaps the most exciting and indeed innovative suggestion on the list is to spend time and a surprisingly small amount of money on investing in emotional analytics.
Essentially, emotional analytics is the analysis and identification of fundamental human emotions, such as anger, frustration, contentment and attitude to enrich a company’s employee culture.
Renowned, established, and incredibly well-respected third-party companies, such as those at inpulse.com, will work hard to ensure not only will you receive timely and incredibly thorough results, but also that the emotional analytics are entirely specific to your company.
Engage in Motivation Theory Training
Finally, just as with the study and application of data garnered from emotional analytics, another innovative, relatively new, yet already effective way of improving your company’s culture is to learn about motivation theory.
As you would expect, motivation theory centers on working out what drives an individual employee, in terms of simple questions, such as why they have chosen to work for your company and work in that industry, as well as personal motivation too. Naturally, what incites and energizes one employee will not always excite another and part of cultivating a culture focused on teamwork is to identify common motivational catalysts. Analyzing this kind of data can unlock potential ways to continue to motivate your employees.
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