02 Nov How Your Workplace Culture is Shifting Company Performance
Workplace Culture is a term we are hearing more often. How are you and your business approaching this evolving issue?
The combined impact of COVID-19, company pressures, community expectations, changing face of society and the shift in how we all communicate has presented a near perfect storm to impact on any workplace.
The status quo at work has been decimated by COVID-19. Workers’ wellbeing and overall health have been impacted. Increased flexibility in what we do and how we work has also changed the traditional view of work and workers.
There is an apparent shift in the powerbase of the workplace. Employees are demanding more than a pay packet. Their expectations of what it means to be at work have changed. They are looking for an increased level of offerings and flexibility within the workplace. Employment terms and conditions are in a constant world of modifications and alterations.
The current constant in any workplace – is change.
This change then must be reflected in the workplace culture. It is a natural flow on effect. And it has appeared to have happened without any defined orchestration of management. It has been organic in nature. It has been a rapid change.
Those workplaces slow to change will be left behind. Supportive and culturally sensitive workplaces boost staff morale. Retention and overall work performance are enhanced when the culture is positive and inclusive.
A staggering 64% of employees will stay for at least 5 years.
The business sensitive to shifting their traditional employment workplace culture will be recognised as an employer of choice and they are less likely to lose talented workforce members.
In more recent times we are constantly hearing about the importance of workplace culture. It is becoming a primary driver for employees. The current competitiveness of the labour market means businesses must act. It is a challenge to identify, recruit and retain employees without a workplace culture that is enriching and providing a connectedness to other employees.
Our data indicates improving workplace culture makes good financial sense as well. More of the staff are engaged fully rather than the disengagement that dominates unhealthy workplaces.
Increasing numbers of employees are telling us that they are healthier, their work of a higher quality and they are benefiting by being in such an environment.
The key to improving and nurturing a better workplace culture is to focus on developing the health and wellbeing of the individuals who make up the company. This then spills over into the community, and it then becomes a self-fulfilling process.
Trying to shift the workplace culture without a focus on the individual will prove difficult.
Check out our White Paper to get a more complete understanding of the importance of a corporate health program and the benefits it brings to all stakeholders.