Creating a stellar company culture is no easy task. If it was, then every company and organization would have a stellar culture, and that simply is not the case.
In order to achieve this task, a company must have the “buy-in” in of its employees. The employees must believe in the organization, what it stands for, and how it conducts business. Without this “buy-in,” creating the right type of culture is more difficult, and in some cases, nearly impossible.
On the other hand, when you empower employees to take ownership of their work, not only do you have a great company culture, but you also have a more productive workforce. And that’s a one-two combination that any employer would love to have!
Below are five ways to empower employees for the purpose of creating a stellar company culture:
#1—Listen to your team.
You can’t address the concerns of your team unless you know what those concerns are, so there is a practical aspect to this step. In addition, employees want to feel as though they’re being listened to and that what they have to say matters.
What they do not want is to feel dismissed or overlooked. That will not make them empowered. That will make them seek new employment.
#2—Communicate often and well.
It’s difficult to over-emphasize the importance of communication in the workplace, especially between an employer and its employees. Without the proper level of communication, employees will begin to feel neglected and even eventually abandoned. Then, when they don’t have the information they need, they might start assuming things that are not true. It’s human nature.
#3—Understand their priorities and values.
First, you must know what their priorities and values are, which goes back to #1 on our list. After all, a person’s priorities and values serve as the fuel for their empowerment. That’s because these are the things about which they’re passionate and that motivate them to succeed.
Today’s workers want to know that they are respected by their employer, and this includes respected by their boss and their coworkers. When they feel respected, they’ll feel as though it’s safe enough for them to “let down their guard,” and once the do that, they’ll become more satisfied and productive.
#5—Make trust a cornerstone of the company.
This is the big one. An organization’s employees must trust it if the company has any hope of creating a stellar company culture. And this is a top-down endeavor whereby management must start the process by showing trust in its employees. This means no micro-managing, which causes workers to look over their shoulder all the time. That is the opposite of a trustful work environment.
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