Creating a thriving company culture is a very subjective process. The culture of your business represents the behaviours, values, and practices of you and your team. It represents how you’ll all go about achieving your business goals and is a powerful force that has a significant impact on the bottom line.
“Every business will have a culture of some sort, and if it’s not proactively decided on by you, the business owner, your team will create it by default!”
Ultimately your job is to take control and decide:
- What you expect of your people, including yourself
- What you’ll accept of your people, including yourself
Create a clear culture statement of between 4 and 14 values, that are meaningful and important and define what is expected in your business.
So what are clear signs that you have created a winning culture in your business?
People are excited to join your team
People have heard about your culture and your team… your reputation precedes you. And they can’t wait to be a part of it…
They don’t leave
Turnover is really low, especially if this is true with your entry-level and mid-level jobs. Executives often stay long term because it’s safe and you pay them well. But if your workers in accounting stay for years on end, know that you’re doing something right.
Gossip isn’t tolerated
There is a no-tolerance policy on this. At every level, gossip is shut down with an encouragement to speak directly to the individual.
Team members are energized by the mission
They believe in what they’re doing, and the excellence of their works proves that.
There’s a great team atmosphere
Employees feel like they really matter, that they aren’t just their jobs.
Communication is paramount
From the executives to the mailroom, people communicate. They actively listen and share ideas. Employees feel heard.
Remember, you build up your people and your people build your business. Create a company culture that will help your employees thrive…
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