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What’s the environment like in your office? Do you look forward to starting the work week each Monday, or do you dread heading into the office? The way you feel about work is a direct reflection of your business’s work culture. The culture not only impacts how you and your employees feel about going to work day after day, but it affects a number of other things too. When you understand the importance of work culture, you’ll understand why it’s important to consciously cultivate your workplace environment.

Why workplace culture matters

Workplace culture matters because people wants to work in a positive office space. The impact of office culture goes much deeper than that. Your office culture will also shape how your employees tackle their tasks and how hard they are willing to work. When you cultivate a positive culture, where employees feel valued, heard and motivated, your employees will naturally want work hard to help you achieve your business goals. They’ll work to seek to further and grow their careers with you too. A positive workplace culture create employees who are willing to give their all, excited about coming to work and who are less likely to leave and seek employment elsewhere.

Cornerstones of workplace culture

All workplaces have their own cultures. It should reflect the goals and values of the company. While it is up to each business owner or leader to establish a workplace culture, there are some elements every workplace culture should include:

  • Identity. Your company identity is part of the workplace culture. Your company includes company goals and missions. It can be solidified by things as simple as your staff wearing company apparel and colors and host events for your employees.
  • Positivity. Regardless of whether company culture is buttoned up and professional, or relaxed and casual, positivity should be a focused part of workplace culture. A positive workplace motivates employees, makes them feel good about coming to work to work alongside colleagues, reduces turnover rates and increases employee output.
  • Teamwork. Businesses thrive when employees work together as a team to achieve common goals. Make a point to make teamwork part of your employee culture, so your employees work together to support one another as they help you grow and build your business.

Establishing workplace culture

There are a host of ways to create a unique workplace culture for your business. By creating your own workplace culture begins with awareness and focus. Take the time to decide what type of workplace culture you would like to establish for your business. Outline key elements you would like to achieve in your workplace. From there, create a strategic plan that support the workplace culture that you envisioned, and live out that plan day in and day out to make your ideal workplace culture a reality. At SirVent Franchising, we think culture is extremely important, and we want to help you reach your goals!