Large companies like Google have placed a great amount of effort into optimizing their office environments! From onsite massages, and dry cleaning, the competition is rising to retain their top talent. Take a look at some easy ways your business can create the perfect company culture!
One of the biggest mistakes made by growing companies is rushing into hiring someone who doesn’t fit the company’s culture. If you hire a team member that doesn’t believe in your company’s vision or core values, then your organization will fall back instead of grow. Once you have hired a potential candidate, you can always begin by setting them on the right course. For instance, implementing employee training initiatives, one-on-one feedback sessions with managers, mentorship programs, and employee surveys.
Next, define your mission and core values. It is important to have a strong base while you are setting an example to your team, clients, and community. Your core values will help indicate how your team should conduct themselves, and how they should approach their daily work.
Lastly, give your team members a meaning behind their efforts. One of the best ways to increase productivity is by giving your employees the reasoning behind their work that they might not see on a daily basis. Smon Sinek is a motivational speaker and he spoke to Entrepreneur.com about spending “a lot of time convincing companies of the value of “why.”
Sinek cites Airbnb as an example about Airbnb not focusing on just earning money, but to encourage people to travel farther and gain new experiences.