A positive workplace culture can strengthen your company’s objectives and helps drive employee engagement and retention. This can be established through identifying and building on the six cultural aspects that are important to your employees: purpose, opportunity, success, appreciation, well-being and leadership.
When employees believe they, or the company they work for, is making a difference it establishes purpose. A clear purpose helps employees become motivated and more successful at achieving a set goal.
Opportunities can include professional development to enhance or learn new skills and giving employees the ability to work on projects that are visible across the organization.
Employees want to feel like they have all the tools necessary to succeed and accomplish any set goal. Companies that provide and invest in tools to help their employees develop have higher overall success rates and a more positive working environment.
Appreciation encompasses all things that an organization does to show an employee they are valued for the work they contribute. When employees feel like their output is valued, they feel more respected and in turn, are more productive.
Well-being includes companies creating a work and personal life balance for their employees. A company’s recognition and flexibility to employee’s personal and emotional well-being leads to higher job satisfaction and lower turn overs.
A company that appoints leaders that can instill trust, collaboration and advocacy throughout their departments prove to more motivated and productive employees.
– Lori L. Palmer, President, REB Storage Systems International