Company Culture 101: Creating a Workplace Where Everyone Thrives

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What sets thriving companies apart? It’s not just the flashy perks or swanky office spaces – it’s all about the company culture. And it all starts with your leadership.

Company culture impacts everything. And when the workplace vibe is conducive to your team’s happiness and sense of fulfillment, it snowballs into how much they get done and even how successful your business is overall. This can even apply to remote teams when your Small Business is Digital Ready

Why is building a positive company culture important?

Picture this: a workplace where everyone feels heard, valued, and inspired to grow. 

When your company culture is all about positivity, it makes people feel like they belong, inspires them to do their best work, and makes teamwork feel like a breeze. A University of Warwick study found that people are actually 12% more productive when they’ve got endorphins running through their veins. 

Endorphins = happiness! 

A positive vibe at work means happier employees, less burnout, and more smiles all around. Plus, it helps you attract and keep awesome talent because who wouldn’t want to work somewhere they feel appreciated and supported? And the bottom line for you is that positive company culture also positively impacts revenue by as much as 33%.

So, how exactly do you begin building a company culture that’s uniquely you? 

Here are the 5 foundations of a positive company culture. 

🌟Cultivating a Culture of Transparency

Picture this: clear communication, open doors, and leaders who share the company’s goals and challenges with everyone. When there’s transparency, trust blooms, collaboration flourishes, and misunderstandings fade away. It’s like having a roadmap that everyone can follow together.

🌟Cultivating a Culture of Learning

Imagine a workplace where learning never stops – a place where employees are encouraged to explore new skills, try new things, and grow both personally and professionally. Whether it’s through workshops, online courses, or mentorship programs, a learning culture fuels innovation, adaptability, and individual growth.

🌟Cultivating a Culture of Constructive Feedback 

When it comes to personal and professional development, a culture of constructive feedback, sharing wins, discussing challenges, and offering support become the norm. When feedback flows freely, teams grow stronger, and individuals thrive.

🌟Cultivating a Culture of Sustainability 

Think eco-friendly practices, community initiatives, and corporate social responsibility. By embracing sustainability, companies not only attract socially conscious employees and customers but also drive innovation and long-term success.

🌟Saying No to Tech Bro Culture 

Last but not least, let’s address the oversized backpack in the room: tech bro culture. We’re saying no to sexism, discrimination, and lack of diversity. Instead, we’re all about creating an inclusive, supportive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected.

Building a vibrant company culture is about more than just perks – it’s about creating a community where everyone feels valued, empowered, and inspired to make a difference. If you’re wondering if this is even achievable, just take a look at all these B Corp companies that made it happen.

So let’s roll up our sleeves, embrace transparency, keep learning, give and receive feedback, champion sustainability, and say no to anything that stands in the way of creating an inclusive and thriving workplace. 

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May 21, 2024

Emily Oberman