04 Oct Building a Winning Culture
By Louise Lewis, Tuesday 4th October 2016
Building a winning culture in an organisation isn’t easy, it takes hard-work, communication, understanding and patience and some organisations struggle to achieve this with many of their employees feeling demotivated and under-valued.
Employing the right kind of people and making a few fundamental changes could improve the ethos of the company thus improving the business and getting the most out of your work-force.
The best people are team players who truly support the company, management and co-workers and respect what’s trying to be achieved. By finding the right people for your organisation, great people who complement you and the business and knowing their strengths, weaknesses and capabilities you can create a profitable and successful organisation.
Classing your employees as team members and working as a team makes staff feel valued, remember you’re all part of the same team and working towards the same goal.
Setting the right objectives and constantly raising the bar is important and keeps people engaged. A winning culture is not just about setting the right goals and pushing harder towards them, but about measuring performance, learning from mistakes, questioning if the right people are doing the right things, and ensuring people hold themselves accountable.
Learn from past experiences, whether it be positive or negative, do you want to create the same cultural environment? Generally, if employees are respected and happy they are more likely to be committed and work harder. Make time to maintain and evolve your culture and create an atmosphere of respect and trust.
By defining values and ingraining those in everything you do, you are more likely to build a happy and successful working environment.