Many business owners struggle with individuals or groups of people who don’t seem to want to be there, who don’t participate positively in business goals and who create a sour attitude in daily operations.
Build A Great Workplace Culture
Creating a positive corporate culture is central to many of the goals that business leaders have. A better culture doesn’t just stem off a negative attitude at work — it builds productivity and optimism, and positions the company as a thriving enterprise in the local community. It makes the company a place where people want to be, not a sinking ship. It has a ripple effect in creating good visibility and branding throughout the customer base, too.
- Hire for attitude first. You can always train for technical skills later.
- Make sure your employees know the company mission and values. They guide how employees work, especially if they share the company’s core values. Everyone will be dedicated to helping the mission succeed and therefore, the company will too.
- Make it known that good decisions can come from any employee in the company. You’ll attract talented people who feel comfortable to contribute great ideas at any time.
- Stress the imporatnce of being a team player. Employees will naturally encourage each other, communicate regularly and it won’t matter who the credit goes to, because you accomplished it together. It requires listening, giving constructive positive feedback, and making concessions. It’s about what they want, and what they need to do their jobs. These are the kinds of relationships that will take a business from 0 to 60 if they’re applied correctly.
Promoting self-assessment means eliciting information from each and every individual in your business. This information should include their personal goals, what they want to achieve, how they view their role in the business, and how they would like to proceed towards their own objectives. Making people state their own objectives forces them to provide you with a roadmap to use in assigning responsibilities, giving promotions, handling daily operations, scheduling work and more. Lots of people are content to grumble and moan and never develop their own goals or take initiative for change. This puts the ball back in their court and promotes individual responsibility where it counts the most.