Barbara Landes, CFO, PBS, once said, “It’s important for us to create a culture of innovation—one that both values and rewards risk.” Work-culture has become a crucial prerequisite for an employee to join in. According to a research gathered by Culture I.Q., an employee’s overall ratings of their company’s qualities – including collaboration, environment and values – are rated 20% higher at companies that exhibit influential culture, proving that the company’s productivity and work-spirit depends highly on the kind of culture having served to them at work. To establish a work- friendly environment, one ought to follow these five easy ways to build a stronger culture at work.
Don’t sacrifice the important for the urgent
Every day when we enter the office premises, we have a predestined list of things we’ll be working –on, for the day being. However, in the day, other urgent things befall our schedule that completely startles it. In this hustle and bustle, we often miss out on the essential tasks which eventually break off our goals and renders team co-ordination as unsynchronized. Hence, to create a healthy work-culture, one need not sacrifice the important for the urgent.
Respect everyone’s time
A saying goes as, “Respect other’s time like you want them to respect yours.” Everyone comes to work for a total of nine hours. While their way back home, they calculate the amount of time being wasted and consumed. If you waste other’s time by making them wait for long, posing obstacles in their work by distracting them or holding the deliverance of their work for long; they’ll never respect your time too, resulting in disparate relations.
Think, analyze, and act
High I.Q. might get you the job, but high E.Q. helps you in resisting the odds in there. When we work with a diverse workforce, the probability of things getting out of sorts is quite high; guiding us to understand that resistance is synonymous to change. Workplace demands change with the changing times. For the prevention of the conflicts, the universal process is: “Think, analyze, and act.” Following such a step will lead to ”unity in diversity”.
Teamwork plays a significant role in fostering the social-connections at the workplace. It’s believed that a positive workplace advances the work-productivity, thus leading to increased engagement with the religious culture at the workplace. To corroborate this fact, a recent Gallup Poll found that only one-third of the American workforce feels engaged at work. Also, highly engaged employees are 17% more productive and have a 41% lower rate of absenteeism. The ideal ways to foster social-connection is by motivating your colleagues, encouraging them, empathizing with them, and extending your support in all means possible.
Work like a troop of “soldiers” working in a warzone
Have you ever witnessed a war situation where the soldier hidden in the pit is synchronous with the one at the garrison too? Such is the workplace situation, also where the employee and the employer should work alike. In such a scenario, one needs to work in a tight-fisted environment. Such a perception originates positivity at the workplace, which ultimately builds a stronger work culture. Hence high performance and relativity are ensured by realizing the worth of each one around us.
These five ways are surety to build a stronger work culture. The workplace is almost like our second home, where we spend 9-10 hours of our everyday life. Therefore, it becomes our responsibility to make it a happy place to work at, for Confucius once said, “Choose a job you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” so elevate your work culture by adopting these 5 tips and have a reasonable time working.