Every workplace is made up of people, people who spend time together, who cooperate with each other and who depend on each other to keep things moving smoothly day to day. However these interpersonal dynamics affect you, your colleagues and the work you do is what we call “workplace culture.” When you think of your organization, what kind of feelings do you have about it? Do you associate it with order and obligation, or do you associate it with rewarding social interactions? It can be hard to identify your workplace culture from within it, but when you take a step back it becomes pretty clear. At LinkNow Media we’ve compiled a few small reasons why and how workplace culture can be the key to success and fulfillment for employees and managers alike!
Workplace Culture as a Leadership Tool
Fostering a vibrant workplace culture is an incredibly powerful way to keep employees motivated and actively participating with the direction your company is moving in. It is important for management and company founders to be transparent about the values and beliefs that underscore their office policy during, and after, hiring processes. It’s important that when you’re hiring prospective employees that you’re building a staff who share these values and beliefs not just with your organization, but with each other. Any workplace brings together people from all walks of life, it’s plain to see that inclusivity and diversity are hallmark features of a successful company. That being said, when everyone’s on the same team regarding how a company is run, it means you’ve got a workplace culture that is invested in success.
Workplace Culture as an Employee
When you’re an employee, or a prospective employee, workplace culture can play a huge role in your success and fulfillment both during business hours, and outside of them. At LinkNow Media we think that one of the number one ways to make sure you’re flourishing in your career and personal life is to find a job where the company culture compliments your own beliefs, work style and values. If you’re already working at a company whose workplace culture isn’t engaging you directly, try leading by example. Speak with your colleagues about what it is you hope to change, come up with an actionable process for this to happen and then bring it to the attention of your HR department. With the support of your peers and managers you can change the very culture of your work environment to make it a space where success is accessible for all.
Now that you’ve heard us here at LinkNow Media talk about how workplace culture comes into being and how to harness the power of the people around you to move towards progress, what are your thoughts on the matter? Have you had any experiences actively changing your own workplace culture? What do you think makes a good
workplace culture? Let us know in the comments!