How to Create a Positive Culture in the Workplace

10 Benefits of Building a Positive Company Culture

Andrew Carnegie was not alone in realising the benefits of creating a positive workplace culture. Those employers who make an effort to create a positive work environment see the results in their bottom line.

Happy employees celebrating success
  1. A recent study by Warwick University finds that happy team members are 12% more productive
  2. Happiness is contagious, and as it spreads it improves employee morale throughout your entire business
  3. Companies with a positive office atmosphere find it easier to promote their employer brand
  4. Employers with a positive work culture find it easier to attract and retain top talent
  5. Businesses that promote a strong company culture need to spend less on recruitment advertising for niche skills, such as IT talent
  6. Creating a positive company culture reduces stress and improves mental wellbeing among employees
  7. Positive mental health in employees minimises the cost of employee sickness
  8. Happiness in the workplace encourages employees to take pride and ownership in their work
  9. A positive organisational culture gives employees the confidence to take risks and suggest new ideas
  10. Open communication among positive employees enables a business to achieve its goals more quickly
Happy employees enjoying a positive workplace culture

How to Create a Happy Workplace

Knowing you need to create a happy and harmonious working environment is one thing; understanding where to start can be baffling. Large corporations spend considerable sums of money on employee wellness programmes, incentive schemes and employee engagement surveys. Smaller businesses often feel they can’t compete on the same level, so they don’t even try. This is a common pain point of small tech startups.

Get to Know Existing Employees

Avoid making assumptions about what your employees want. Conducting regular reviews can help managers to understand their employees better. Knowing what’s important to their workers puts leaders in a better position to give them what they want.

Implement Change From the Top Down

Get to know managers in the same way you want them to get to know their teams. Understand what development needs they have and challenges their facing and work collaboratively to overcome them.

Review Your Recruitment Practices

Bad managers create a toxic work environment, and once unrest sets in, implementing changes can be challenging. To avoid making bad hiring decisions, it’s worth reviewing your recruitment processes to ensure you’re attracting the right people.

Prioritise Work-Life Balance

When work time encroaches into an employees personal life, sooner or later, they will start to feel resentful. Therefore, keeping overtime to a minimum should be a priority.

The only guy left in the office laughing while talking on his mobile phone

Learn to Trust Your People

People work best when they are given autonomy and freedom to get on with their job. When an employer trusts its employees, they feel more valued which improves engagement.

A Few Final Thoughts on Creating a Positive Workplace Culture

Employees spend a third of their lives at work. An employer who makes every effort to make that time as enjoyable as it can be will undoubtedly reap the rewards. You may even leave behind a legacy that Andrew Carnegie himself would have been proud of!

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Rachael. Adria Solutions

Rachael. Adria Solutions

Hi there! I’m Rachael, Marketing Manager at Adria Solutions Ltd. Read more about me here: https://www.adriasolutions.co.uk/blog