Your Company Culture’s Effect on Employees
Employee culture has been written about so much it’s almost a cliché. However, we believe corporate culture is still the lifeblood of a company. But what is it, really?
Corporate culture is the personality that can make or break a work environment. The company’s culture can encompass the mission, values, and goals of the organization. It’s defined by the corporate brand. For example, is the workplace fun or serious? Is it production driven? Stressful? Lighthearted? Driven to do good work in the community? What kind of work life balance does the employer promote?
A strong company culture is better for employees. Workers that enjoy and fit within the company’s culture are happier, more productive, and will typically stay in the job longer.
As you might imagine, a strong company culture is important to the employees who work within it. But employers can also reap the benefit by having less turnover. It can improve your chances when recruiting. It can even help a business improve profits; 82 percent of Americans say a good company culture can bring a business competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Why Culture Matters
The general operating procedures in a company, from behaviors to policies and procedures are part of corporate culture. For people who can learn to fit within a work culture, motivation to do the work is higher. A positive company culture gives workers a sense of purpose in their work. Conversely, a negative corporate culture can drive the employee to the point where the job is nothing more than a paycheck.
When employees fit well in a work culture they are simply more likely to enjoy their time at the office. They’re more likely to share their ideas in an effort to improve the business. They’ll also take more pride in the work they produce.
For employees who don’t enjoy the corporate culture, they are less likely to be happy. The studies link measurable increases in staff turnover when the company culture is on the rocks.
Chron says, “In a company that values workers for their contribution to the business, employees experience high morale and a positive attitude toward the organization.” When workers are valued they are less likely to take sick days. They’re more engaged and produce better work. They also may refer new candidates into the talent pool, sharing positive stories about why the workplace is a positive environment to go to every day.
A positive corporate culture can help eliminate dysfunctional relationships and improve collaboration between workers. Employee morale improves under a positive company culture. All of these benefits enhance a company’s bottom line; the happier the worker, the more they’ll produce. Having a corporate culture that instills pride of ownership in employees will ultimately benefit the employee, employer, and the customers they serve.
At Twin City Staffing, we know from experience how a positive work culture can make a job more enjoyable. Talk with our talent team today about the kind of work you’d take pride in. We can help you find the right fit.