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Positive culture

5 Ways HR Managers Build a Positive Culture

In today’s competitive business environment, a major determinant of the success or failure of an organisation is company culture. When the company culture is largely positive a respective increase in employee engagement, motivation, happiness, teamwork and retention may be attained. Likewise, when the overall organizational culture is negative, employees feel largely unhappy, stressed, unwelcomed and burnout easily. In turn, it has become essential that Human Resource (HR) managers continually aim to ensure they build a positive culture within the organisation.

The culture that is effectively built into the organisation will surround employees at all times. Largely this is due to culture encompassing the organisations shared values, attitudes and assumptions critical to the working environment. Correspondingly, provided below are five essential ways in which HR managers can effectively build a positive culture.

Improve Employee Job Satisfaction

HR managers may effectively build a positive culture within the organisation by making critical improvements to employee job satisfaction. Employees will find that job satisfaction is extremely critical to the productivity and motivation of oneself. When managers work towards ensuring there is an extremely high level of employee job satisfaction respective increases in employee productivity, motivation, increased business profits and further employee loyalty may be attained.

To effectively increase employee job satisfaction HR managers may look into a variety of attributes. One specific method is by offering flexibility to employees. Specifically, when an employee wishes to work remotely, and it may not negatively impact the organisation HR managers should take initiative and allow this to occur. In turn, employees will feel increasingly satisfied with the job they complete and further satisfied that managers have taken initiative to allow the employee to have some flexibility which in turn creates a positive culture.

Recognise and Reward

To effectively build a positive company culture HR manager should critically consider recognising and rewarding employees. To begin, when employees are given recognition and rewards, they are likely to experience a positive impact on their workplace behaviours. That is, employees may feel as though they are increasingly respected and acknowledged for the efforts that they have conducted. In turn, this will increase the motivation of employees to conduct work with more effort to attain rewards and recognition again.

Furthermore, when given the rewards and recognitions employees will likely increase organisational behaviours to be largely positive and further develop positive interpersonal skills due to the respect given through rewards and recognition. Rewards may be given as a monetary bonus or gift boxes. Recognition may be given through acknowledgement and positive reinforcement of HR managers to employees who have completed difficult activities. In turn, if HR managers effectively recognise and reward employees a positive company culture may effectively be built.

Ensure Effective Communication

Another extremely effective way in which HR managers may build a positive company culture is through ensuring effective communication. Communication should be undertaken through two specific methodologies. The first is through ensuring that the workplace is reminded to assume open and honest communication between employees and further teams. When employees are communicating in this manner a variety of troubles that the employee may have been facing can effectively be resolved through the help of the people surrounding them.

The second method is through integrating effective communication systems between managers and employees to ensure that task distribution, questions and further concerns are being raised, heard and actioned effectively. In turn, when both these methods are applied and conducted effectively a respective increase in positive culture may be attained by HR managers.

Make Sure the Employee Voice Is Heard

To build a positive culture, HR managers must ensure that they are making sure employees voices are heard. This means that if the employee has an opinion or request for some kind of change within the organisation HR managers must ensure that they are taking this on board. If the request is largely positive and can be effectively implemented, HR managers, should then take necessary action.

In turn, this will make employees feel valued within the organisation as they are seen to influence decisions within the company. Moreover, a respective increase in positive culture can be attained as employees will likely ensure that positive decisions and requests will be made to better improve the organisation based upon the core principles that the employees may have. This will further likely increase employee motivation and productivity as a respective impact of feeling valued within the organisation. Thus, HR managers can effectively build a positive culture.

Encourage Teamwork

The most essential way to build a positive company culture is through HR managers effectively encouraging teamwork. Teamwork can be seen as the essence of positive culture within organisations. Specifically, this is largely due to team members all working towards common goals and in turn creating a culture of positive work and motivation to achieve task completion.

Moreover, when teamwork is encouraged, employees who struggle with a variety of difficult tasks may find that working with others will be extremely helpful to complete activities. This is due to employees gaining a variety of innovative ideas, knowledge and skills from other workplace employees. In turn, through teamwork HR managers may effectively build a positive company culture.

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Jake Amodeo
Jake.amodeo@employeeconnect.com