Call Us Today - 325.895.5721
Live Chat

Creating a strong corporate culture in your business

GoForthNo matter what business you step into, no matter what industry, you’ll have a corporate culture. The culture of your workplace can have a huge impact on the happiness and productivity of your staff, and that has a huge impact on the success of your business. You need to make your workplace somewhere that’s appealing to potential employees, especially since your salaries and wages as a small business are probably lower than larger companies’.

Here are some ways you can give your corporate culture a boost:

  • Make the extra effort to congratulate employees, send birthday cards, host small celebrations, parties or barbecues.
  • Get to know your employees one by one by taking them out for lunch or on a coffee break.
  • Notice what your employees like, and find a way to encourage it. For example, if you’ve noticed that employees have started a bit of a health kick around the office, offer a yoga-wear shopping spree or monthly membership to the local gym to the employee with the highest sales that month.
  • Try being a little more transparent about your goals and plans for the business. You don’t have to ask your employees for advice, but opening that line of communication will help them feel a sense of pride and ownership when your business meets its goals.
  • If you run a family business, create a family culture – create the vision, values, and culture that says, “This is how we do things around here.” This culture should be welcoming, developed to allow non-family members to feel as though they are part of the extended family.
  • Get creative. Some companies are taking really unique approaches to developing a corporate culture. For example, Red Frog Events in Chicago only hires internally – newbies get their foot in the door through internships.

Thanks to Leslie Roberts at GoForth Institute for helping us with this special guest post.

Comments are closed.

Texas IT Support
Texas IT Support Now!

Fill in your contact details below and a member of our West Texas IT support team will be in touch with you.

I'm interested in:

I need help with:

When can we call you?

Testimonials

The biggest benefit to using Snider Technology is their ability to do a lot of things. Whether it is a cabling problem, software problem, or hardware problem, they are able to take care of it. It's a young company that works hard to keep up to date on new technology. They are not afraid to try something new and do the research to make it happen.

Debbie Farr
Lone Star Beef Processors
Read more››