Any successful business owner knows the value of a strong company culture. But not all may know the best way to foster great employee engagement. One of the biggest problems to avoid is employees acting as individuals, performing their duties to meet their own needs, and then going home. A more productive environment values each employee and job duty, creating a team environment that encourages employees to work for both the company and their individual needs.
Having a strong company culture leads to increased productivity and better quality in products and services. And there are many ways your company can thrive when you work to build your company culture.
Consider one of the points made in this Forbes article, “Why Company Culture Is Becoming Even More Important”: “Corporate culture also adds to your brand identity. If you treat your employees well and have a fun-loving corporate atmosphere, your customers will see you as a fun-loving, generous brand. Depending on your target demographics, that could be a major boon for sales and customer loyalty.”
In this Chron article, “Importance of a Healthy Corporate Culture,” the author points out: “In a company that values workers for their contribution to the business, employees experience high morale and a positive attitude toward the organization. Workers with a positive attitude are loyal to the organization, which reduces employee turnover. Worker turnover has a high cost to a business, with increased costs for recruitment, hiring, and training. A healthy corporate culture can help a company retain valuable employees and reduce human resources costs.”
One of the quickest ways to improve your company culture is to shift from a mechanical, employee-as-a-cog view to a human model, understanding that your employees are the keys to your success.
A corporate retreat such as the kind we offer at Brush Ranch is a great way to foster a strong company culture and to show your employees they are valued. Click here for more information or to schedule your corporate retreat today!