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5 Ways To Create A Supportive Internal Culture In Your Company

 

Starting a new company is an important time for every business owner, but there’s a lot to think about. While you ponder over how to launch, the property you want to work from and your company’s 5-year plan, your employees set to work helping and supporting customers.

In all the fun and excitement of a new start-up it can be easy for entrepreneurs to forget about their new company’s culture. This could have serious consequences later on, as internal culture is one of the most important parts of any business.

To help guide you through the process of creating a great company culture that will benefit your business for many years to come, here are 5 top tips from our experts.

 

Focus On The Basics First

Many companies use incentives like pool tables and beanbags to define their culture, then give their staff bad pay and poor benefits. With studies showing that employees want basics like wellness solutions for their offices, it’s clear that you need to take care of basic needs of your staff before you add extras like company awaydays and boozy Fridays. Give staff proper pay reviews, one-to-one meetings and the chance to improve their performance and get promotions to make them feel wanted and respected. This is much cheaper than most incentives and will do more for your long-term culture and staff performance.

 

Engage In Teambuilding Activities

Get to know your employees and help them all bond outside of work by doing teambuilding activities. These don’t have to be assault courses or trust exercises; you could simply take your staff for a company night out, enjoy a meal together or host a party for their family and friends. These activities will give you all shared memories and the chance to know more about the people you work alongside.

 

Keep The Workplace Safe And Clean

Working in a dirty, unsafe environment will make your staff resent your company and become frustrated with one another for creating mess. To keep your premises in optimum condition for your staff, work with a firm of commercial cleaning experts. Ideal Cleaning are one of the most recommended services in the UK due to the level of care they provide to all clientele – they’re a family run business and their values really shine through in their service. A company like this can help you transform your workspace into an environment your staff can be proud to work in.  

 

Play Music

Playing music in the workplace has a variety of benefits, including reducing stress and making the environment feel friendlier and more welcoming. It isn’t always possible to play music in your workplace, particularly if your company premises welcomes customers, but if yours doesn’t then consider using music to boost productivity and help staff to bond as they discuss their favourite tunes.

 

Keep Your Door Open

As a business leader, your organisation’s culture is your responsibility, but it can be hard to keep on top of all the developments when you’re busy doing other things. As such, it’s important that you make staff aware that they can come to you with any issues or concerns they may have so that they don’t suffer in silence. This will make your staff feel safe in their workplace and ready to work to the best of their abilities.

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