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Shifting workplace culture is far from easy. It often requires systemic change and this doesn’t happen instantly. Although, with the right tools and resources, this can be achieved quicker than you may think.
Culture can only change when you have every member of your team onboard. It simply can’t be forced. You need to communicate with your team members about your ambitions for the culture and collectively decide upon how you are going to reach these targets.
What does a positive workplace culture look like? Why do you need one? In this article, we are going to explore the many benefits of positive workplace culture. Here are five reasons why positive workplace culture is of vital importance to your business.
1. Attract Top Talent
The rise of platforms like Glassdoor has led to an increased awareness of workplace cultures, particularly in large organizations that employ hundreds of workers. Glassdoor has exposed many organizations that neglect the need for a positive working environment.
In the public domain, you can now gain employee insights into workplace culture at the click of a button. If there is negative literature about your culture, available to read online, this could impact negatively on your ability to hire impeccably talented individuals, who may choose to look for opportunities elsewhere.
2. Support Mental Health Of Employees
The increasing visibility and awareness of mental health has prompted many employers to take action, ensuring that their workforce receives an appropriate level of support and care if they’re privately battling personal challenges.
A positive culture can help to prevent your workplace from contributing to the mental health challenges of an employee. It’s important for team members to feel safe and supported in a working environment, so they can develop meaningful working relationships with their colleagues.
3. Increase Productivity
When team members feel comfortable in their own skin, they are more likely to perform better. At Karma, our mission is to promote a high-performance culture and we believe this can be achieved through a positive working environment.
The acceleration of productivity can lead to an increase in results. You want to be able to squeeze as much value out of your workforce as possible, whilst making sure they feel well-supported and nurtured in the office.
4. Reduce Employee Turnover
High employee turnover is often a sign of internal unrest. It’s never a good look. If multiple employees are choosing to pack up their bags and leave, it might be time to start asking some questions about the environment you’ve created.
Are your employees well-supported? Do they receive positive reinforcement? With a tool like Karma, they will start to feel more closely connected with the rest of the team. The use of Karma can create a cycle of positivity throughout your team. It’s the gift that just keeps on giving.
5. Improve Team Communication
A positive working environment can allow employees to work in harmony with each other. They understand that it is a team effort and want to support those around them. This is the kind of culture you should be promoting. Communication is a key component to a successful workforce and a significant dose of positivity through Karma can help to instil this.
Karma, our intuitive workplace tool, that sits inside Slack, is designed to foster a high-performance team culture, bringing your team closer together. We believe in the power of positive communication as an effective way of building stronger and happier teams.