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In today’s competitive business landscape, cultivating a positive and thriving workplace culture is essential for organisational success. A positive workplace culture is not merely about perks and amenities; it’s about creating an environment that fosters employee well-being, encourages open communication, and promotes a sense of belonging and purpose.

A study by the Chartered Institute of Management (CIM) found that 85% of UK businesses believe that a strong workplace culture is essential for their success, therefore, not only will fostering a positive workplace improve culture as a whole, but it could also impact KPI’s in a profitable manner.

In this blog, we will explore how to transform workplace culture in a way that cultivates success…

Prioritising Employee Well-being

In the fast-paced world of business, taking care of your most valuable asset – your employees – is paramount. Prioritise employee well-being by emphasising work-life balance and encouraging employees to take time off to recharge, this will minimise the risk of your employees experiencing ‘burnout’ and ensure your employees are taking well-deserved breaks.

Additionally, promoting healthy habits through wellness initiatives and programs is also a great way of boosting employee morale and ensuring that your employees feel involved in their well-being initiatives. The CIPD found that organisations with a positive workplace culture have 12% higher employee engagement, 21% higher profitability, and 10% lower employee turnover. These findings reflect the importance of employee well-being and how higher employee engagement will also increase profitability – a correlation worth exploring.

Providing access to resources that support mental and physical health is also extremely important – many companies opt for having dedicated ‘mental health ambassadors’ who are trained in providing advice to those suffering from mental or physical issues.

Offering Extended Support

Employees thrive when they feel supported in their professional journey. Create a foundation for success by establishing mentorship programs to connect new hires with experienced colleagues and implementing internal employee coaching initiatives to provide confidential support. Encouraging peer-to-peer support through team-building activities and social events.

Extended peer and managerial support is sought-after and can set you aside from competitors as an employer. Gallup found that only 14% of UK employees are engaged at work, which costs the UK economy £79 billion per year in lost productivity. With correct extended support systems in place for your employees, the rate of productivity will increase and create a better working environment for all.

Introducing and Reviewing Feedback

Feedback is a powerful tool for improvement. Foster a culture of continuous growth by implementing a regular feedback system to gather employee input and address concerns, encouraging constructive feedback and creating a safe space for open communication.

Feedback is key to any successful business – for both managers and juniors alike. By giving and receiving feedback and reflecting upon it, you will be able to analyse exactly what’s going well and what could be improved. By consistently reviewing feedback, you can implement the changes needed as soon as possible – that’s exactly what emPerform can help businesses with.

Harness the power of multiple perspectives to identify strengths and develop performance with emPerform’s integrated 360° multi-rater reviews and assessments. emPerform tag offers easy & accessible functionality for sending and receiving feedback from anyone, anywhere, anytime – ensuring vital input is shared with employees and managers have full visibility into the behaviours of their teams.

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Boosting Morale

Happy employees are productive employees! You can boost morale within your organisation by recognising and celebrating employee achievements and contributions and promoting teamwork and collaboration within and across departments.

Fostering a fun and engaging work environment that encourages laughter and creativity – a report by the University of Warwick found that employees who feel valued and respected at work are more likely to go the extra mile and are more resilient in the face of challenges.

These statistics highlight the clear link between a positive workplace culture and organisational success. By investing in creating a positive and supportive work environment, businesses can reap significant benefits in terms of employee engagement, productivity, and profitability.

Offering Clear 1-2-1s and Progression Reviews

Career development is a shared responsibility and something that is extremely important to not only maintaining talent but also attracting it. Empower your employees by conducting regular one-on-one meetings to provide feedback, set goals, discuss career development and implement a transparent performance review process that aligns with organisational goals.

emPerform’s effective performance management software paves the way to seamless progression and performance reviews, providing opportunities for growth and empowering employees to take ownership of their career progression.

Transforming your workplace culture into a positive and thriving environment is an ongoing journey that requires commitment and dedication from all levels of the organisation. By prioritising employee well-being, offering extended support, introducing and reviewing feedback, boosting morale, and offering clear 1-2-1s and progression reviews, you can create a workplace where employees feel valued, engaged, and empowered to contribute to their fullest potential.

A positive workplace culture is not just about making employees happy; it’s about driving innovation, enhancing productivity, and achieving sustainable organisational success.

If you want to streamline your employee review processes, it can be easily achieved with emPerform. Book a FREE demo today, or contact us for any advice on performance management.

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