Producing An Excellent Workplace Culture

Cultural issues are a big factor in the successful organisation and any manager who does not consider this to be a key factor in their area of responsibility is really missing out on a key technique to deliver excellence.

The following steps can easily be implemented and will bring a change in culture with positive results:

  • Put the staff in the centre of your business so that they are critical to its success. By doing this you send out a clear and positive message about their importance in achieving objectives that will benefit everyone. Positive moves here include some form of celebration when targets are achieved and recognition for tasks done particularly well.
  • Promote collaboration. A very effective tool here is to try to find out what staff really think about their roles and systems they work within, rather than just talking to them and getting back a polite, but not totally honest and frank opinions and views. This takes courage but will really tell you the positives, but more interestingly, the negatives of your organisational culture.
  • Spend wisely, but generously, on staff development opportunities. Developing the individuals in your team is an essential means by which to create greater involvement in the organisation and to deliver new thinking and innovation.
  • Promote effective, efficient and meaningful environmental awareness. This might sound like a relatively small issue but this keys into the recycling/greening agenda which, in turn, has a positive impact upon staff morale and motivation.
  • Listen and recognise the skills and attributes of your staff team, especially if this can be then used to deliver a Learning Culture where colleagues share and take part in the development of their peers.
  • Promote effective, efficient and meaningful environmental awareness. This might sound like a relatively small issue but this keys into the recycling/greening agenda which, in turn, has a positive impact upon staff morale and motivation.

Developing a positive culture is an effective and efficient way of making your team or organisation really stand out from the competition. Using personal development fuels productivity, increases collaboration and stimulates innovation, all things that have a direct impact upon productivity, profitability and staff engagement and retention.

Positive Culture is a plan and not an accident!

Good Luck!

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