How to create a positive culture in your workplace

How to create a positive culture in your workplace

In this rapidly changing world, organisations are fighting each other to become a successful organisation in the business area which they belong. When talking about competitive advantage in the market sector, the organisation’s culture plays a vital role. Because culture is the environment that surrounds the organisation. Culture consists of shared values, systems, attitudes, strategies, structure, styles, beliefs, and skills. In organisations’ viewpoint employees play a huge role in the culture, but leadership, management influence and organisations strategic direction influence the workplace culture to a huge extent. Culture is one of the main components which helps organisations to grow. Having a positive culture in the workplace will improve teamwork, employee morale, increase employee retention, productivity, and efficiency. A positive culture helps employees to reduce stress. Because of these reasons, organisations need to create and maintain a positive culture within the workplace. Here are some strategies, which organisations can use to create a positive culture within the organisation.

Improve communication and team collaboration

Open and honest communication is one of the main elements of a positive workplace. To maintain good communication, teams must use effective communication methods and managers must give weekly feedback accordingly for team members. Also, organisations must improve internal commination strategies before external communication because your employees are your brand ambassadors in the outside world. Leadership and management styles directly influence workplace productivity and employee’s satisfaction, therefore having a skilled management team will be more effective if the organisation is looking for a cultural change. To build team collaboration organisations can arrange team building activities like movie nights, morning coffee sessions and day outs. These activities allow the team members to connect and build stronger positive relationships among their colleagues.

Creating a clear vales, vision, and mission statement

Having organisational values, mission and vision statements are not enough to create a positive culture in the organisation. Most of the organisation’s mission, vision and values are hanging on the walls but no one knows about it. Organisations need to communicate effectively with employees about their values, vision and mission so that the employees feel that they are a part of it, and they will work hard to achieve company goals. As an example, if a company says that they are ‘Green’ or ‘Fast’ those qualities must demonstrate from the employees. Otherwise having catchy taglines and values will not add any values to your organisation. You can put it in all your marketing materials, but those qualities are not showcased by organisation’s employees there is a clear gap between organisations image and identity. Therefore, organisations must implement culture-building activities inside the organisation which will help employees to go deeper into their cultural values.

Reward and recognition

Most of the organisations are now awarding employees as they achieve their assigned goals. In this era majority of the workforce is filled with generation Z and Millennials and their working patterns are different from baby boomers. Therefore, organisations need to change their culture and adapt to the new working culture to get the maximum outcome from Gen Z and Millennials. Since they like to be recognised, organisations must implement recognition programme and they need to reward for employees who are achieving their goals on time. According to recent studies, rewards and recognitions have a positive impact on employee satisfaction and productivity. Therefore, it is important to keep employees always satisfied to build a positive working culture within the organisation.

Implementation of these strategies are very critical if the organisation is willing to change their culture. Since this is a step by step process, the organisation needs to keep their eye on every step because if one step goes wrong, the entire approach will be a failure. It is recommended having a separate team to keep their eye on every process to get the maximum outcome of the cultural change within the organisation.

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