Companies sink or swim based on their internal culture. A recent study conducted by Deloitte found that 94 percent of executives and 88 percent of employees believe a distinct workplace culture is important to business success. Workplace culture plays a deciding role in retaining and binding people to an organisation.
Employees who understand their workplace culture have a better grasp of their goals. They are more in tune with the needs of their managers, fellow employees and customers. They’re invested in the company and demonstrate loyalty. Entrepreneur, an online resource for business owners, says that employees who work for companies with healthy workplace cultures are more committed and productive.
Considering we spend one third of our lives in the workplace, the importance for an employee to feel happy and content at work will reflect on his or her overall personality and growth as a human being. The collective impact of a good work environment is much more than increased productivity and employee satisfaction. The impact is on the overall collective personality of people who work for the organisation.
Work culture is an intangible ecosystem that makes some places great to work and other places toxic. In a nutshell, the ideology of an organisation is what constitutes its work culture. Your capabilities and creative skills will be most apparent when surrounded by an encouraging environment that values human resource.
This is why culture within the workplace is so important in bringing out the best from employees. Negativity not only kills creativity and a person’s will to perform. It also does not allow an employee to develop a sense of affection and ownership with the organisation.
Employee incentives and appraisals might not always be enough to motivate an employee to work for the best outcome. Sometimes in extremely challenging circumstances when a collective endeavour is required to save the day, it is the love and affection employees feel towards their workplace that turns out to be the decisive factor.
When it comes to recruitment, the inclination is to choose people who have high competence. But low cultural fit is a fatal mistake. It will inevitably have a huge effect on morale, productivity and ultimately the bottom line. It’s important for leaders to hire people who see the bigger picture and can truly help a company thrive. Leaders do this by aligning employee career goals with a company’s values and mission.
In a nutshell, a positive workplace culture leads to increased productivity, better employee morale and the ability to keep skilled workers. Negative attitudes in the workplace can have a dramatic impact on the entire workforce.