Positive company culture is becoming a buzzword in businesses across the nation, and for good reason. Thriving companies, such as Google and Apple, keep employees happy by offering dog-friendly offices, catered lunch, nap pods, and more. However, it does not take a billion-dollar budget to keep employees happy (and thus more loyal, efficient, and productive). Here are three simple and cost-effective ways to cultivate a postitive company culture in your office.
1. Build Traditions
From weekly meals to an annual staff-bonding event, tradition builds a sense of community within a company. These practices give employees an day to look forward to, as well as a chance to socialize and connect with team members.
2. Designate a Creative Space
Giving team members a space away from data and emails will not only increase their productivity, it will also provide a more positive work environment. A creative nook for employees establishes a space for employees to express themselves and more efficiently connect with their role in the company.
3. Cultivate Inclusivity
A major contributing factor in an employee's idea of positive company culture is their perceived influence and voice. Whether an office is brainstorming a potential sales approach or determining where to get lunch catered from, ensuring that every voice (from CEO's to interns) is heard creates positive company culture.
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