When potential candidates are searching for a job, one of the factors that they look at is the culture of the company they are applying to. A strong company culture can be defined in many ways. It may mean that your business is one of collaboration, or an office that likes to have a lot of fun. Other employees may prioritize open communication when they are looking at their company’s culture. Overall, a company’s culture should motivate people to work hard and stay with the business.
One of the first things you can do as a business owner to improve your company’s culture is to talk to your employees. Find out what you both expect from the job, as this will help you clarify your expectations of your staff and help you learn what motivates them. It can also send a message to your staff that collaboration and communication are important to your company.
Convincing your employees that your company’s culture is a collaborative one takes a lot more than words. You will need to take action based on those words. This follow-through is important, as it shows that you’ve taken your employees’ interests and concerns to heart. Reward individuals whose outstanding work exemplifies your culture, and take time to celebrate the anniversaries of employees who have worked long and hard for the company.
In addition to open communication and taking action, accountability is very important when it comes to your company’s culture. You will know if your culture is being built effectively if your employees are not only trying out new ideas but meeting expectations and commitments regularly. Their interests and needs will changes as your company grows, too, so take the time to re-evaluate these motivation factors if you find a change in performance.
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