Have you thought about creating a workplace culture that is positive and motivates your employees? Are you continually losing employees or having difficulty hiring new ones, or have you been experiencing productivity slumps? There’s plenty of support to show that a positive workplace culture can and will motivate employees.
Addressing Workplace Motivation and Culture
In an earlier Benefit Strategies article entitled The moment of truth: How to shift to a culture that motivates employees, Joyce M. Rosenberg of The Associated Press explored the culture (or lack thereof) inside three companies that admitted they were doing it all wrong.
Here are some of the areas that these three companies addressed and were able to improve upon:
- Evolution of inter-generational work style approaches.
- Development of clear internal communications.
- Reasonable work week expectations.
- Changes to owner and CEO management styles.
- Prioritization of employee needs and office culture.
- Creation of clear structure and hierarchy.
- Awarding employees with more trust responsibilities.
Discovery Through Surveys and Exit Interviews
Many of these shortcomings were only discovered after anonymous surveys or exit interviews were conducted with past employees. It was an eye-opening wake up call for each of the organizations presented in the article. A clear indication that cultural openness and transparency were lacking in their organizations.
The firms who chose to tackle these issues head on, maintained more staff, experienced improved productivity, and had less difficulty hiring new employees.
To learn more about how you can motivate employees by improving your workplace culture, contact Benefit Strategies online, send us an email, or call us today at 1-780-437-5070. Let us help you learn to motivate your employees by creating a great workplace culture.