5 Ways to Enrich Company Culture & Create Happy Employees

Creating an engaging and positive work environment is one of the biggest challenges a business owner can face today. In fact, Gallup’s 2012 State of the American Workplace found that around 70 percent of Americans are not emotionally invested in their current job. While there are a multitude of reasons for this lack of engagement, the most common cause is simply company culture. What is company culture? This buzz-worthy phrase simply refers to the overall mission, values, and personality of your workplace, and how those shape an employee’s day to day experience at your company Creating a Work ‘Culture’ For A New Generation As more and more millennials begin to make up the work force, it is clear that crafting a trusting, informed, fun, creative company culture creates happy employees. Happy employees work harder than their dissatisfied colleagues and create a strong foundation for your organization to grow. Here are 5 ways you can improve your company’s culture today. 1. Encourage Strengths and Interests If an employee sees a need within your company and is driven to fill it, don’t let rigid titles and hierarchies stand in their way. Encourage flexibility and lateral moves to allow your employee to reach their full potential. 2. Be transparent Transparency refers to being honest and upfront with employees and customers. Open communication about your company’s finances creates a concrete link back to employee performance, and will either encourage employees to continue the good work or motivate them to do better. 3. Offer Perks While finances might limit how much your organization will offer, they shouldn’t dictate what you can offer. You don’t...