How SmartWorking Improves Company Culture in Your Business
The advantages of an inspiring company culture typically include loyalty, productivity and engagement. We all strive to work in an environment where we appreciate each other and inspire others to work hard and be thought leaders in their field. Without company culture, it can be harder to motivate your employees and colleagues alike.
What exactly do we mean by, ‘Company Culture’?
Company culture is the personality of a company. It defines the environment in which employees work. It includes a variety of elements, including work environment, company mission, value, ethics, expectations, and goals. In other words, how do we interact with each other and others around the world on a day to day basis? In Chris Dyer’s words: It’s how people do business.
Why is Company Culture so important and why is it beneficial to me?
Research has shown that the number one factor determining whether or not employees are happy in their work place is if they feel heard rather than financial or promotional aspects. In driving success and productivity, business owners ought to be aware of this dynamic when delegating various responsibilities to employees. Employees need opportunities throughout the day to present what they know and allow other people to hear them and digest the information. In order to achieve this, Company Culture is key.
Achieving Company Culture by SmartWorking
In offering employees flexible working options, company culture becomes one of the most fundamental building blocks in driving success. SmartWorkers need to have a clear understanding of what is expected of them and how they’re supposed to operate with responsibility. Leaders need to be very clear about their values, their mission statement, what they are selling and why they’re in business. This has to be delivered top-down.
SmartWorking can improve Company Culture within your business because in order for it to work, trust and communication are essential. They are the back bone of any SmartWorking policy. By developing a clear and concise strategy and keeping in close contact with your employees, you will not only create a successful company culture, you will also improve employees agility and enthusiasm to innovate. Employees will reap the benefits of flexible working hours whilst also keeping in touch regularly.
To interact with employees, key apps, such as Slack are brilliant to maintain the connection between the employer and employee whilst maintaining professionalism. For example, if an employee shares a new business idea, you can react to the message with a like to let them know you have acknowledged their effort, even if you do not have time to write a detailed response at that moment in time. It’s all about developing good communication, trust, integrity and respect!
Key Benefits of well-devised SmartWorking policies:
- increased employee productivity
- high levels of trust
- mutual respect
- improved communication between employers and employees
- employee agility & well-being
Do you want to create a better Company Culture in the New Year? Start by hiring SmartWorkers
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