Every employee’s situation, needs, and personal commitments are different. Some employees would rather work in the morning, while others would rather work in the evening. Some would rather work more than others, and some would rather work less. Even if most meetings, deadlines, and communications require everyone to be on the same page, you should be more flexible with your employees’ schedules. If you work with your employees more closely, the quality and productivity of your business will almost certainly go up.
The values of your company should be easy to understand, applicable to every employee and leader, and something they already do at work and in their free time. Fontes said that workers are likely to forget them if there are more than five. When ideals aren’t useful or easy to reach, they risk being misunderstood or not being thought of at all.
“What is the one thing I can do to make my organization’s culture better?” Leaders of my company often ask me. The truth is that it will take time to change how your employees feel about their jobs and the people they do them for. The culture of an organization is made up of the hearts and minds of everyone who works there. Because of this, many different things can affect how people feel about their jobs and the companies for which they work. When we do culture assessments, we usually find out that a lot of the systems, procedures, and things that workers do at work affect how they feel. We also find that the employee’s immediate boss has the most impact on how they feel about their job. Here are ten tips that leaders at any level can use to improve the experience of their employees and the culture of their organization.
One of the most powerful effects of a good organizational culture is that it brings people together more. Employees think that everyone on their teams will do a good job and know what their role is. The people on the team think they are important to the success of the company and that their work is valued.
Your daily work habits add to the culture of the company. Habits that help build the social and behavioral standards that will shape your company’s brand in the long run. Changing the culture of your company takes a lot of work. Putting money into your employees on a regular basis has the same effect on your company’s culture as eating right and working out. At first, it takes some work, but after a while, you’ll be surprised at how naturally your culture gets better.
People often think that to feel like their work is important, they have to save the world. If you can show how everyone’s job makes people’s lives better and more enjoyable, people will want to come to work because they’ll know they’re making a difference. My best example is when President John F. Kennedy went to NASA in 1962 and saw a janitor carrying a broom. He stopped his tour in its tracks, spoke to the man, and told him his name was Jack Kennedy. What’s on your mind? The janitor told the president, “Well, Mr. President, I’m helping to put a man on the moon.” Most people would think this janitor was just cleaning the building, but in this case, he was making history.