How to build a happy culture at work
One of the most prominent factors that attract talent these days, is the culture an organisation cultivates. Right from making the workplace an approachable and flexible one, to cater to an employee’s needs and create an environment that makes them feel comfortable.
Here are 5 reasons how you can build a blooming culture at work:
1 – People First Policy:
It is a commonly observed phenomenon these days, employees being unhappy at work due to excessive working hours and unreasonable job deliverables. Employees when treated like machines, lose the zest to instill a love for their work and passion to contribute for the organisation. By catering to an employee’s needs, understanding their situation and recognizing their worth, an individual feels compelled to contribute. By implementing a policy that stresses on ‘people first’, it is the organization that stands to benefit immensely in the long run.
2 – Communicating is the key:
Being approachable and receptive is only one facet towards encouraging an employee to stick with a company. But what is even more integral, is how an organization communicates with its employees. Is there the liberty to pitch in new ideas? Is everybody heard? Are one’s grievances being addressed? Is the hierarchy supportive? The essence of every successful organization lies in how fairly it treats its employees and how subtly they communicate with them.
3 – Make work enjoyable:
Work can become tedious and boring beyond a point, but an organization can reverse the situation by implementing a host of fun, relaxing and engaging activities that make the workplace an extension of one’s life. Instead of seeking to escape from work, the workplace can itself be designed in a way that keeps people engaged and it acts as a catalyst whereby they can work and at the same can unwind and have a good time as well. Work-life balance in a way, right?
4 – Integrate your values into the culture:
What does your organization stand for? What does it strongly believe in? Integrating core values into the company’s culture can enlighten the employee about the vision and mission of the company. Individual goals are must, but so should be willingly working towards what the organization stands to achieve as a whole. Collaborating with employees and streamlining a process so that both parties can willfully strive to achieve what the organization has aimed for.
5 – Leadership:
A culture can flourish exceedingly well when seniors or those who have already been in the organization for long, take the onus upon themselves to cultivate a string of habits that not only makes the workplace smooth sailing but also where one feels accepted. To let the incoming individual know, what the company stands for, helping them get adjusted, reaching out to them when in need. When people feel cared and respected, they return the acknowledgement by working with all the vigour, thus heralding love for their work and the organization.