How to Influence Company Culture
Top performing employees are paying attention to company cultures that fit their own values now more than ever before. Companies should take note of what is becoming important to younger employees because it will soon determine the quality of the work they need completed.
When you spend most of your day at work you want it to be an environment that helps build you up and make you want to come to work and do a fantastic job.
Developing a strong company culture requires that all levels of the organizational structure are bought into what the company represents.
Here are the top 3 tips to keep in mind while evaluating and influencing your corporate culture:
You need to be self-aware. How are you contributing to your company’s culture? Spend time thinking about the experience you have had within your company. Has there been a time where you could have done more to embody what your company stands for? Make it a point to be disciplined and make intentional decisions to help improve your company culture through the relationships you currently have and help others become part of that culture.
Consistency is key to company culture. If you are consistent and fair then people won’t live in fear of making mistakes and ultimately not performing at their best. The more consistent you and your company are, the more trust will flow through the organization. Without trust, communication will suffer and your company will not run as efficiently as it could be otherwise.
Find a Cause
How is your company benefiting your local community? Employees are paying more attention to companies who share their common values. They are more conscious about protecting the people and the environment, local and global.
Influencing your company’s culture is probably the most important step that can be taken to help position your companies personality in the eyes of current and potential employees. People that feel connected to their place of work in relation to their own personal values often work harder and more efficiently.
Your company Culture cannot be created in a day. It takes time and effort to continuously improve your company culture that you want. When it comes down to it, it all depends on the environment and how your employees feel while at work. Start by analyzing your role in the company, planning on consistent steps that can be taken, and find a cause that make sense for your company to support. Send out a survey to find out what cause your employees care about the most and then follow through.