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Are you looking to strengthen company culture and improve team building? Perhaps you’ve already tried some things but you’re not sure if they’re working. Read on for our tips on how to achieve these in the portable restroom industry.
What Do the Terms Mean?
Company culture can be defined as the principles, objectives, attitudes, and practices that exist in a company. Company culture can only be fostered from the top-down, so it’s up to the owner to create the culture and ensure it filters down through management before it’s shared by employees.
Team building, meanwhile, is how your company encourages teamwork.
What Is My Company’s Culture?
If you don’t know this, you need to sit down and think about what you want it to be. If you think you know what it is, write it down and see if it’s reflected on the ground or if it can be improved.
For example, if you think your company culture is one of openness, trust, and equality, take a tour around the yard and chat with your drivers. See if they feel the same and, more importantly, if they treat one another according to these values. If you’re worried that they don’t, something needs to be done about it.
How Can I Build a Positive Culture?
You want your employees to feel invested in. They should be proud to work for the company and feel that what they do matters. At JohnTalk, we’re big believers in building company morale. If you’re looking for ways to do this, try some of these:
- Volunteer in the community and get your staff involved. This is an amazing way for your employees to feel that they work at a place that gives back.
- Make sure new hires are welcomed in immediately. Bring them around and introduce them to everyone. If this becomes the norm, you promote an organic, positive vibe from the moment someone new steps through the door.
- Have branded company swag made and distributed to your staff for keeps so they can proudly represent the company, on- and off-site.
- Hire from various age groups and work on closing any generational gap that might exist.
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Tips for Team Building
Team building exercises are more than a fun day out. Team building is about motivating employees, encouraging them to work together, and developing their strengths and confidence. Collaborative exercises that are stimulating and enjoyable, with a slight competitive streak, are the way to go.
Take your staff out paintballing, fishing, bowling, or on another fun activity. Split them into teams for some friendly competition away from the workplace, which goes a long way to building good relationships back on the job.
The takeaway is this: A positive company culture does not spring up by itself. It must be worked on and it must start from the top. Get working on it today and you’ll be surprised by the changes in attitudes and productivity you can benefit from.
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