5 Simple Ways to Create a Good Office Culture
It is a well-known fact that happy employees are productive employees. Therefore, every leader and manager always try to ensure that they are able to keep their employees happy and motivated. However, motivating employees require a lot of effort and office culture has an important role to play in these terms.
A great office culture goes a long way in improving employee motivation and turning them into more productive individuals. However, it is the managers and leaders who need to be careful about creating a kind of office culture that can ensure employees’ a happy work life.
So, what are the ways by which one can boost office culture? Let’s take a look at the following points:
#1. Articulate your vision and mission
Company’s leaders must understand the vision and mission of the organization and extend out the same to its employees. A company must succeed in aligning its goals to the employees’ personal growth. While leaders aren’t obliged to share all kinds of confidential details about the company, they at least must be truthful regarding what they share.
#2. Communicate clearly and openly
Communication is the key to everything at workplace. Leaders and managers must ensure that they communicate each and every thing to their team members with utmost clarity. Clear communication with employees about organizational changes and other things, make them feel a significant part of the company which motivates them to contribute more towards the same.
#3. Reward and recognize
Reward and recognition goes a long way not only motivating employees, but also fostering a good office culture. Rewards and recognition will keep employees motivated and therefore create a positive office culture.
Appreciate whenever an employee achieves or overachieves his or her targets. And always remember to do that in public, as it goes a long way in boosting confidence and motivation of an employee. This way, gradually you will also end up improving the office culture in the long run.
#4. Organize occasional team building activities or annual offsite
Occasionally organizing team building activities such as a potluck lunch or a team lunch outing can go a long way in creating a great office culture. On the other hand, organizing an annual offsite to an exotic locale can actually add another feather on the cap. Such events not only give a good chance to employees to mingle with each other, but adds on to create a good office culture.
#5. Try applying colour psychology
Last but not the least, one of the best ways by which you can boost office culture is by applying the concept of colour psychology. With a little bit of paint (preferably bright colours) you can actually add on to the liveliness of the place. For example, the colour green is often associated with nature and growth and can add a spark to employees’ productivity. On the other hand, blue colour also has a positive impact on people’s mind and can therefore induce a sense of happiness. All these can actually end up creating an excellent office culture.
Leaders and managers must understand that; a good office culture must be created in order to ensure consistent good productivity.
Author Bio: A post graduate in Literature from University of Delhi, Sampurna has been working as a full-time professional writer for more than five years now. She has been lending her expertise to the online world by penning articles and blog posts on jobs and careers, HR tips and the recruitment industry.