The company’s culture directly affects the goodwill of an organization. A positive environment improves team spirit, employee relations and satisfaction, workforce productivity, and most importantly, it increases the profitability of the firm. But a hostile working environment increases the employee turnover ratio which hurts the growth of the business. If you want to influence a welcoming work environment, you must focus on the core value of the firm because it is a cluster of the company’s future. Moreover, a positive work environment increases staff retention; ultimately, it is beneficial for the business.
Why Is a Positive Working Culture Essential for the Growth of Business?
- A positive job environment increases employee engagement by allowing them to give equal importance to their personal life.
- It reduces manpower’s leaving rate by prioritizing their happiness.
- It helps to build thriving culture by developing a peaceful and respective environment, which further might build a strong brand identity.
- A positive workplace enhances employee engagement, which ultimately increases their performance and also boosts their productivity.
- Technological advancement reduces the workload of employees and employers and also makes transparent premises.
- The personnel manager, with the help of cloud-based payroll software, calculates the net payable amount of the workforce; earlier, when technology was not there to feed us, the HR manager used to calculate the payable amount manually, which was not accurate and thus be the base of misunderstanding. But technological tools change the way of working.
- An open and friendly workplace improves employees’ internal relations and employee-employer relationships, as well as boosts a healthy team environment.
What Are the Do’s and Don’ts for Enhancing a Positive Working Environment?
Healthy work culture might be the dream of each one; whether you are the owner of a business or employee in any firm, a healthy environment affects your personal and professional life. Below listed are some suggestions for creating a pleasing workplace that expand the business overseas.
Set Clear Goals
Setting the common goal is essential for the manager because it is necessary for workplace harmony. If the employees are clear with the goal that they want to achieve, then they are just working on that path; otherwise, it may be the cause of the organization’s failure. That is why setting a clear goal is essential, but discussing that with the staff is necessary.
Promote Organizational Goals
Each department of the company has its own goal, but the common organizational goal demands the togetherness of all departments. For that first manager needs to set an objective on which all the department works as a team, that creates a common language in an organization and boosts positivity of the workforce.
Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity is a part of strategic recruitment that attracts the best talent, but effective inclusion is a part of employee retention and satisfaction, which helps the manager to build a positive working culture. The human resource manager intentionally recruits a diverse workforce for the betterment of the business, but they forget to treat all the employees equally, which increases the employee turnover ratio, which hurts the growth of the business.
Employee Recognition Program
Conducting a recognition program to give them rewards/awards for their achievement (in terms of monetary or non-monetary) motivates them to perform more accurately than before. Also, if the employer provides recognition to their employees, it may build positivity in the staff members.
Prepare Zero Tolerance Policy
For creating a welcoming work environment, the friendly nature of the supervisor is essential, but at the same time, they need to build a zero-tolerance policy for employees. It is excellent to provide a window of their growth and encourage learning and development courses, but it is not good to give them all freedom; otherwise, sometimes they might be taking their freedom in the wrong way, which affects the working culture and hurts the growth of an organization.
Include Employees in Decision-Making Activities
Employees feel that their feedback and suggestions matter if the manager includes their team in a decision-making activity. This small step from the employers’ side increases employees’ productivity and also motivates them, and we know a self-confident team always influences positivity in the workplace.
Prioritize Employee Flexibility
We can consider flexibility in terms of employees’ work time, their relaxation break, etc. Additionally, we can consider the technological tools which help the manpower to complete their task with lesser efforts flexibly.
The above GIF shows how investment in modern technology changes and influences the work culture.
Employee Career and Development Campaign
It is essential to growing employees’ skills and knowledge with the development of the firm. Providing an opportunity to employees to grow themselves with the business increases employee engagement and productivity, which also boosts positivity in the workplace.
Transparency between employees and managers is essential; it breaks unnecessary confusion, allows everyone to share their ideas and feedback with each other, helps to build trust with colleagues and management, which ultimately influences a positive working environment.
Force Them to Prioritize Professional Life Only
Work-Life balance is necessary for a healthy workplace environment. Additionally, it helps to create a stress-free and positive working environment that increases employee productivity and also boosts the profitability of the business. Check the following image for the same.
Analyze Employee Performance and Guide Them
With the help of HR analytics (KPIs – Key Performance Indicators), employers analyze the performance of the workforce, and according to the results, they can conduct retraining or doubt solving sessions. But on the basis of assumption, they can not blame any individual for anything. If they did so, they would fail to keep the workforce for a long time and also influence conflicts in the working premises.
Don’t Completely Focus on the Company’s Growth
It is okay to focus on the company’s growth, but with that employer must need to focus on the growth of the manpower. They can arrange employee wellness programs, learning courses for them, team building activities/games, etc., that boosts employee productivity and changes the rigid culture into a flexible and positive one.
Don’t Allow Misbehavior with Female Members
Employers’ friendly nature is necessary, but that doesn’t mean they give all freedom to the employees, because discipline and respect for each one are essential for a positive working environment.
Don’t Nurture Rigid Working Premises
To build a happy and motivating work culture, employees and employers must need to accept change and manage the change effectively. Change continuously decreases their workload and increases productivity, and ultimately boosts positivity in the workplace. Additionally, a rigid working environment demotivates the employees and increases their turnover ratio.
Creating a welcoming working environment where staff members feel that their opinions and feedback matter, feel satisfaction, etc., is not that easy. But once the personnel department achieves the same, it will assure the growth of the business and retention of the manpower for a longer period.