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5 Ideas to Help Build Good Company Culture in the Workplace

09 May 2022 –– Tips & Advice

We've looked at how you can build a good company culture that will benefit your employees and encourage business growth.

What is company culture?

Company culture refers to the attitudes and beliefs of the business and its employees, which determine how the company operates. Creating a great company culture has many benefits; it helps employees feel valued, supports mental health, encourages teamwork and a sense of community, helps your business become a desirable place to work and increases employee retention.

Workplace layout and accessibility

When choosing an office, there are a few things to consider regarding the layout, design and accessibility. Understand what format will be best suited for your company and employees. Open-plan offices are popular as they allow effortless communication and collaboration among teams. It is important to give staff enough space to work productively, whether solo or as part of a team. Breakout areas and kitchen facilities are necessary for staff to escape from their work area for a break or lunch. Meeting and boardrooms might be an essential addition if you need a place away from the main office to conduct meetings with clients and visitors. As a tenant, you get inclusive access to Business First facilities kitchen and break facilities and meeting/boardrooms which have been designed with accessibility for disabled tenants, staff, and visitors.

Define your brand values

One of the main starting points to building a good company culture is defining your core values and ensuring every aspect of your business represents them. Having solid company values and a mission statement is beneficial as it can help with decision-making and provide a more committed approach to business. Your employees should know the business's mission and values so they can convey them through their work.

Make communication a priority

Company teams work best when communication is straightforward and transparent. Having an effortless system for internal communications in the workplace is essential to help build that sense of community and make sure every employee is up to date with what's going on. It's also a great way to ensure each team's productivity.

Cultivate wellness and mental health

With almost 40% of employees wanting to leave their job because of a toxic workplace, it is vital to consider your employees' health and well-being. Encouraging wellness initiatives to make staff feel healthier and happier at work can be some of the little steps to take. Consider including gym memberships or opt for free fruit in the kitchen.

Company perks and events

Regular social events and job perks can help create a good company culture and encourage strong employee retention. Getting to know your staff and clients can help develop a sense of community and make them feel comfortable and welcome. Dress-down Friday, cake days and team building events are other bonuses to consider.

Encouraging positive workplace culture and healthy day-to-day behaviours can build a sense of community and employee value while fostering business growth within your organisation. 

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