How to create an excellent experience for employees
A positive work culture is directly linked with employee productivity & organizational success
Even a few decades ago, business owners would not think much about exemplary work culture in their organizations. Founders and good leaders, along with the people working in a company, contributed to company cultures over the years. But today, employees look for exemplary cultures even before joining a company along with perks, growth opportunities and more.
Experts have been exploring organizational culture for many years and say that values and norms linked to the well-being of employees contribute to an exemplary work ambience. These include individual factors, such as employee experiences of purpose, leadership style and factors associated with vision and collaboration within a working community. These experts also suggest that a positive work culture is directly linked with employee productivity and organizational success.
What does company culture mean?
Basically, company culture is how things are done around a workplace the formal and informal systems and values that you create for your employees.
Why’s company culture important?
So, if you want to have a great work culture in your company, you may wonder how to create one that is distinctive and carries the values and the purposes you wish to give your employees. A company’s culture directly affects company performance on key parameters—finances, innovation, customer service along with employee retention.
Today, forward thinking companies try to implement an employee-friendly culture and policies to show that they care. Even an outsider can get the vibes of a company culture the moment they step inside. Warm greetings, smiles and positive interactions give you a peek into a company’s culture. Leading organizations known for a great work culture include Google, Zoom, Pixar, Twitter and Airbnb, to name a few. You can follow their example to create one for your organization.
Companies with an exemplary work culture are generally…
Connected: In companies where the culture is connected, employees are engaged and inspired and share common goals. This type of a company culture makes employees feel valued. Such a workplace culture makes employees feel connected and inspires them to perform their best. So, employees feel happier at work, remain committed to the organization and help the company to have a high retention rate.
Collaborative: A collaborative company culture is one that celebrates teamwork and maximizes its employees’ distinct skill sets and competencies with deliberate and regular engagement.
Transparent: Companies with a transparent work culture are open and honest about their operations and strategy. To create such a culture, a company must establish a work environment that generates engagement, trust and support of its employees.
Motivating: Organizations with such a culture focuses on inspiring their employees to achieve performance and business goals to support the company’s growth. Motivation also inspires workers to move ahead and encourages them to excel. Suchcompanies also have leaders nurturing individual employees and help them set professional goals so that they can grow within the organization.
Happy: In such a culture, companies are focused on making their employees happy and retaining them for a longer duration. A happy workplace emphasizes work-life balance for employees to feel supported both inside and out. Such companies incorporate fun activities in their work culture for employee engagement. They also celebrate successes and promote a culture of teamwork and friendly competition.Inclusive: A company with an inclusive culture celebrates diversity and encourages respect and positive recognition of differences. In this kind of a work environment, everyone feels heard and valued.
About the Author
Mr. Harish Jagtani, a philanthropist, visionary, businessman of Indian origin, currently based in Democratic Republic of Congo for more than 20 years now, is one of the most reputed business owners in the Indian diaspora as well as the entire expat business community in DRC. The business house caters to multiple domains, including but not limited to Domestic as well as International Air Cargo, real Estate and infrastructure development, healthcare, hospitality as well as CSR.
Coming from humble beginnings from Jaipur, Rajasthan, Mr. Harish Jagtani has come a long way in building this conglomerate with a strong and clear vision, sheer dedication and grit. Starting with a small job in sales, Mr. Harish Jagtani today is a proud and righteous owner of a fleet of airplanes and multiple businesses that cater to the basic and advanced needs of the people of Dem. Rep. of Congo in different sectors.