Building a successful business requires more than just a great idea, financial backing, and employees that know what they are doing. To really succeed you need to create a company culture.
What Is A Company Culture?
The company culture is the feeling and engagement that happens between employees. A culture helps employees to understand the workplace, how it works, what standards are expecting, and, perhaps most importantly, the level of ‘play’ that is allowed.
Employees are people, they need to feel connected to each other and as though what they are doing makes a difference. This makes a happy workplace and research shows that a happy workplace increases productivity and decreases staff turnover.
That makes your company attractive to work for and attractive to deal with!
Getting the Company Culture
The best way to get a good company culture is to give your employees a chance to bond with each other. In this way they’ll recognize each other’s strengths and weaknesses, allowing them to work together to do the best job for each other and the business.
Of course, it can be difficult to carve out time or create the right atmosphere for people to bond in the workplace. That’s why so many people choose to engage in corporate team building.
Undertaking an activity outside of work that pushes everyone’s limits ensures the team relies on each other and build the relationships that make a difference in the workplace.
The Benefit To Company Culture
The most obvious benefit is a team that gets along better and is happy to ask for each other’s help. This creates s appositive atmosphere where people want to come to work.
One of the biggest savings you’ll see almost instantly is a lack of staff turnover, people don’t want to leave a job they enjoy.
Other benefits to company culture include:
- Willingness to go the extra mile
When employees know and respect each other outside of the workplace they are more inclined to help each other out, even if that means staying after work, or helping in a field that they don’t usually occupy.
Of course, this is beneficial to the company but it is also beneficial to employees as they push their own boundaries. Some may even find a whole new skill set.
- New Ideas & Innovations
You’ll also notice that employees in positive company cultures are more willing to express innovations and improvement ideas. Because your employees feel valued they are happy to make suggestions. These ideas are likely to be beneficial to the business as the employees are usually the ones working with the issues and are the ones best-placed to find a viable solution.
A corporate event should be fun and a regular occurrence; it will improve the culture of your workplace and the morale of your staff. That’s two things money really can’t buy although it can pay for the corporate events which go a long way to buying it.
Take any opportunity you have to celebrate the achievements of your staff and company, it will pay off for you and your employees.