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Changing Up Your Work Culture for the Better

It’s February, and New Year’s resolutions are still fresh in everyone’s minds. This means that it’s the perfect time to make a late resolution to bring new life to the culture of your team. The overall culture of your business has a noticeable effect on the way you and your employees get stuff done, both on your own, and as a team. The idea is to set up your company in a way that allows your employees to work comfortably and efficiently. This applies for both in and out of the office.  

Where to Start

What does one think about when pondering what the perfect work life consists of? Is it quarterly lunches provided by the company? Is it the ability to split time between home and the office? Is it more company offsite time? The best way to figure it out is to do your research. Find out what your employees like from them, directly. You obviously won’t be able to take all of their suggestions into consideration, but you’ll at least have an idea of where to start on your mission to reform your company.  

Pick Your Perks

Once you learn your employee’s ideas, it’s time to decide which ideas you want to move forward with. Choose some things that you know will benefit the entire company, and not just one department or individual employee. Like a nicer work environment. You want to make everyone happy, not just select people. Choose ideas that are likely to get your staff excited to go into work, and even more excited to work for the company. This will boost company morale, and employee productivity because if your employees like the company they’re working for, they’ll want it to succeed as much as you do. 

Implement Your Changes

Once you’ve decided on your new company perks, it’s time to implement them. Email your staff and let them know that there’s going to be a change in the culture of your office, and this change is one for the better. Once you’ve officially notified your staff of all upcoming work life changes, be sure to follow through. Show your employees the change in culture by participating and becoming an example of what everyone should be doing.