There are so many reasons why creating a positive workplace culture is important to your business and following the pandemic this has been pushed up the agenda for more and more businesses. You see, employees are now looking for more from their roles than just their pay and benefits, they’re seeking more fulfilment, satisfaction and want to feel valued for the contributions they make.
This month as we delve into workplace culture, I wanted to look at some of those reasons:
Employee Engagement – Creating a positive working environment allows employees to build better relationships with their colleagues and leadership team. If your team are building better relationships it will allow for more creativity, communication and overall job satisfaction and productivity.
Improved Performance – A positive and healthy work environment boost productivity and motivation. Think about how much more we want to achieve when we love what we do, creating that positive environment allows everyone the chance to reach potential and that’s great for company morale and performance. Happy employees, happy business, happy customers.
Talent attraction and retention – If your working environment is a healthy and positive one, you’re far more likely to attract the top talent and keep them in the business. If you feel valued, heard, and supported why would you want to work anywhere else?
Improving a toxic workplace culture won’t be achieved overnight, it’s going to take time and dedication. Starting with some small changes which overtime will lead to the much bigger shifts that may be required.
As HR we can support and push for these positive changes within businesses by helping share insights across the business, highlight potential issues or gaps within teams, and support recruitment drives to ensure the right candidates who fit the culture are brought in.