The Wikipedia definition of “company culture” or “organizational culture” goes something like “behavior of humans within an organization and the meaning that people attach to such behavior.” While that might be a bare-bones rendition of the concept, in practice, company culture is much more like an umbrella-term. It sums up the impact of several factors like your company’s visions, agenda, code of ethics, norms, and ambiance among others. Basically, it is that intangible asset unique to your company that makes your employees’ as well as their managers’ tick. Needless to say, corporate culture is going to be a deciding factor regarding a company’s long-time survival and success. It is important to fortify your ground by making sure your employees work and thrive in a rewarding environment. Let us take a quick look at the ways you can enhance your company’s culture:
1.Clarify your visions and goals.
This might sound pretty obvious but it is most often ignored. If your company does not have an articulated agenda and vision that is understandable by your employees, you might soon find it lagging behind projections. Everyone, including the men you hire, needs a clear objective to strive. Once your employees understand your ideas, they are better positioned to contribute towards your success.
2. Keep the men motivated.
Nobody likes working a lot and getting nowhere, neither you, nor the managers, nor the employees. Strive hard to find better employee reward and recognition programs. The right sort of employee engagement can go miles in fostering a better corporate culture.
3. Promptly and effectively deal with problems and concerns.
Try to provide an environment where your employees can freely raise concerns and issues. They will prosper under a management that is willing to listen to what they have to say. Address these quickly and make sure they are resolved.
4.Seek out, and deal with people that are damaging your company culture.
Deal with employees who do not remain faithful to your company’s values and ethics, or spread dissent and negativity among the workforce. Situations like these need to be promptly addressed before damage increases.