Top ways to build a company culture that thrives

Corporate culture can define a business and make all the difference when it comes to retaining employees and keeping them happy. With 64% of employees feeling like they don’t have a strong work culture, according to a report by TruPath (an executive search firm & agency staffing business), many companies are falling short in providing their staff what they need to succeed in the workplace.

Here are some tips to provide your staff with a great company culture that they won’t want to leave!

1. Be the example

If your leaders don’t buy into cultural change and healthy cultural environments, don’t expect your employees or stakeholders to follow suit. Too often, leaders know what it takes for the team to succeed but don’t hold themselves to the same or even higher standards. For leaders who live it and don’t just talk values, they can expect the trickle down to be what they want — a positive culture. – John M. O’Connor, Career Pro Inc.

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2. Repeat your message

It’s essential to ensure that your message and goals resonate with your senior leadership team, that they purport it regularly and you live your mission very obviously. By doing this, you will bring about “brand” ambassadors, encouraging employees to speak up about what is and is not working. Change management is tricky so I’d also recommend bringing in a consulting firm to help remedy any issues. – Meghan Godorov, Meghan Godorov Consulting, LLC

3. Share the same vision

A thriving company culture is built when everyone in the company shares the same vision for the company. Each person is clear about how what they do contributes to that vision becoming a reality. When everyone at the company, all levels, has a sense of that purpose, the company culture thrives. – Christine Hueber, ChristineHueber.com

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Source Credit: Forbes

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