Or maybe you’ll pass a new dress code that allows for everyone to wear flip-flops. Turns out that great company cultures aren’t just about casual clothes at work and free beer on Friday afternoons. According to Culture: More than Jeans and Margarita Machines, strong corporate cultures will positively impact a business by higher stock prices, efficient recruiting, decreased turnover, and increased engagement and productivity.
Here’s some things to know about improving your company culture:
READ THIS: Marisa’s quick e-book available on Amazon. You’ll find out that great cultures aren’t an accident and don’t just “happen” organically.
KNOW THIS: Culture includes the organization values, visions, norms, working language, systems, symbols, beliefs and habits. It is also the pattern of such collective behaviors and assumptions that are taught to new organizational members as a way of perceiving, and even thinking and feeling. Organizational culture affects the way people and groups interact with each other, with clients, and with stakeholders.
TRY THIS: Hiring managers (or being one) that craves candid feedback, studies best practices, believes in your organization’s values, vision and mission, builds trust easily and has a teaching spirit. Managers, according to Marisa, should be held accountable for creating and supporting your corporate culture. Their team engagement levels matter.