What is workplace culture?
Workplace culture is the term given to the environment you create and nurture for your staff. It’s driven by your organisation’s purpose, values, goals and traditions and a positive workplace culture is important for the wellbeing and happiness of your staff and, ultimately, the performance of the business.
The benefits of a healthy workplace culture
When a healthy workplace culture is cultivated, a business reaps the rewards: increased employee satisfaction and productivity because of their feeling valued, comfortable and provided with opportunities to thrive in their role. Employee engagement isn’t a cause for concern given that staff are invested in their work and capable of conducting positive and meaningful relationships. Meanwhile, this increased happiness naturally leads to reduced staff turnover – businesses can hold on to their top talent for much longer.
As an employer or manager, your employees are your most valuable asset and, crucially, a healthy workplace culture means they are more likely to become advocates. Employee advocacy increases brand recognition, awareness and leads. This is your very finest sales tool – engaged staff who genuinely want to see the business thrive.
Measuring and managing
Measuring and managing a culture change in the workplace
A culture change in the workplace can be challenging. Managing employees’ wellbeing will go a long way to securing their buy-in and gaining their motivation and support. Transparency, communication and inclusivity are key to showing employees they’re a vital part of the process and encourage a sense of responsibility and ownership on their part. Your employees are your work culture but so many organisations make the mistake of not including them throughout the process.
If your staff feel they’re an integral part of the culture change and are kept fully informed, they’re less likely to put up resistance. And from here on in, it’s wise to have regular check ins with employees and provide them with a forum to air their thoughts and feelings.
The Govox wellbeing platform enables you to check in with staff, measure their happiness and step in with the right support when needed.
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- People are invited to check in on a digital device and answer a series of short, friendly questions. This takes less than two minutes and is simple to engage with.
- Check-in results on the Govox wellbeing dashboard instantly highlight those who may benefit from some support, enabling organisations to have the conversations that matter.
- After each check in, the participant will receive their own personal wellbeing report, which offers proven wellbeing techniques tailored to their specific answers.
We use Govox to support the Palace for Life Foundation staff. With around 41 employees, it’s a really easy way to engage and support. Additionally it has provided an opportunity to reach out to furloughed staff. Even from the first couple of check-ins, we have directly been able to support individuals so it’s been very effective so far.
Head of HR & Business Support, Palace for Life Foundation
The partnership with Govox has been a key milestone for us - their solution is a very visible way to continue demonstrating our ongoing commitment to our most important asset... our people. Knowing that we have invested in the tool because you care about their wellbeing has significantly contributed to employee engagement and we have seen a strong uptake.
Director of Human Resources, Pepper UK
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