3 Tips to Boost Your Company Culture
The U.S. government’s recent job report revealed that over 20 million people quit their jobs in the second half of 2021. Many are referring to this tidal wave of resignations as the “great resignation” or the “big quit.”
To better retain and recruit employees, business owners across a variety of industries are reviewing their company culture, or the shared beliefs and values that shape employees’ behavior and perceptions. A strong culture has been proven to keep employees actively engaged within an organization, while also positively impacting customer/client relationships.
So what can you do to boost your company culture? Here are three tips to get started.
1. Build Connections
Building and fostering connections within your organization can lead to improved productivity and retention. Social activities, such as group breakfasts, holiday parties, social outings, team building exercises, and community service projects, can build connections and help employees get to know one another. Think of activities that can include all members of your organization, while also encouraging managers and leaders to host activities for their specific teams.
2. Prioritize Wellness
Physical and emotional wellness is a big factor in how engaged employees feel at work. Introducing wellness programs, healthy food offerings, and flexible work schedules can help ease potential stresses in your employees' personal lives, and thus help them stay focused and engaged in the workplace. Be sure that your company also has an employee benefits program that provides insurance coverage that best meets their needs.
3. Create and Celebrate Goals
Studies show that employees without goals can feel disconnected and uninterested in their work. Therefore, creating regular goals can keep employees motivated and provide clear objectives to work towards. When an employee does accomplish a goal, be sure to recognize the achievement within the organization. And don’t forget to mention all those that may have helped with the goal, so as to highlight the benefits of collaboration and teamwork.
Overall, an organization’s culture should help employees feel motivated, valued, and like a true member of the team.
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