5 Ways to Build a Great Company Culture
Posted on 01/30/2017
In today’s world, employees are looking for more when it comes to work. Not necessarily more money or more benefits (although those are important too), but more fulfillment. Employees want to know their work matters; they want to feel valued and like they’re making a difference.
And how can your business do just that? By building a strong company culture. Your culture sets you apart from other employers, either in a good way or… not so good way. How can you ensure a great company culture that has employees (and clients) running your way? Here’s five ways to get started.
1. Find your values and stick to them.
Share the things that mean the most to your business with employees, clients and potential consumers. But be cautious; for example, if you want your business to have family values, then you should probably give your employees time to spend with their families. Once you have your core values figured out, you can start to build your culture around them.
2. Listen to your current employees.
When your staff feel like their opinions matter, they’ll be more likely to stay at the company, enjoy their work and recommend your business. Not only this, but the positivity from an employee who feels valued will contribute to a positive company culture overall.
3. Build a team mentality.
Building up a team mentality for your company creates a culture of unity and community, ensuring every member feels important to the organization. From here, you’ll be able to see who’s a team player and who’s not, by those supporting the company and fellow coworkers.
4. Hire to your values.
Include values and culture questions in your application, ask values-based questions in interviews or even ask for character recommendations. When you hire to fit your company’s culture, employees will thrive, and so will your business.
5. Have some fun.
When it comes to furthering your business, few things are more important than the employees who work for it. Retain old employees, hire new ones and create an employee-friendly environment by building up your company culture. Because when your culture thrives, so will your business.
Western Business Systems
PO Box 6250 • Asheville, NC 28816
Phone: (828) 277-6145 • Fax: (828) 277-6148