Culture matters because it offers a way for employees to understand their organisation, to voice their views, and to develop connections and common purpose.
Employers need to value your employees – the most valuable asset to your business – but how do you do this?
Below are some points that you can ask yourself as an employer or as a manager to see where your organisational culture is at:
• Do you nurture your relationships with your employees?
• Look at how you treat your employees – what you say and your body language has a dramatic effect on your employees
• Do you understand your employees (what are they currently going through e.g. bereavement, long Covid, etc)
• Are you recognising the work your employees are doing?
• Make employees feel valued – look at stressed out triggers – is this happening?
• Look at introducing Wellbeing Practices to assist workers from over working – disengage from work outside of work hours, for example; no meetings on Fridays, reducing meeting times and addressing if you need to be at every meeting, flexible working options
• Wellbeing increases productivity – finding the balance with what works for the business and the employees
• Leaders need to be role models (practice what you preach)
• Have you engaged with your employees (understand what worked and didn’t for the business during the pandemic)?
• Communicate – Sit with your team / employees and talk to them and listen (upwards as opposed to downwards)
• Do your employees feel like the fit in?
If any of these points are acting as a trigger to you to get more engaged with your employees, then this is something, Geraldine at Core Resource can support and guide your business with.
Get in touch with Geraldine on 087 7743205 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org