Is Workplace Culture a waste of time for smaller businesses?
What does the term “Workplace culture” mean to you? Well, if all it means is ‘another one of those nice-to-do best practice things HR wants us to care about’, well this is for you!
We’ve all heard the success stories – I mean, just look at Google and Virgin for just two examples of how workplace culture can shift an organisation from ‘good’ to ‘exceptional’ – but how practical is it for smaller organisations? Well believe it or not, focusing on workplace culture is just as practical and commercially beneficial to smaller organisations – the trick is to make sure that you know what you want to achieve and focus on that goal. Workplace culture isn’t just about making your workplace a ‘good place to work’, it’s about encouraging high performers to keep being high performers, turning low performers into high performers (or moving them on) and attracting more high performers to your organisation!
Especially in industries that are struggling to find and retain talent, your organisation can attract and retain more high-performing employees than your competitors if you get your culture right; and that can be the key to success.
Think about your business culture as a whole – and I mean beyond ‘are people happy?’. Ask yourself:
- Are we rewarding high performers to encourage them to keep excelling?
- Are we putting in place goals for lower/average performers to encourage them to become high performers?
- Are we recruiting high performing new talent?
If you’re answering no, it might be time to take charge of your people management and build a strong workplace culture. To find out more about how we can help you, call us at TalentCode HR on 1300 55 99 62.