This past week I focused on office culture and environment. Rewarding and keeping your employees, direct reports or anyone that you work with happy should be a priority for yourself or your leadership teams. It doesn’t matter what you build, what you sell or even provide to customers, you can’t do it without the people that work for you.
We all strive for that harmony that keeps the company moving forward – sometimes it is the little things outside of bonuses, perks and paid days off that will make a difference for your teams.
Your office culture and environment can be the difference of keeping your employees happy.
This week I want to spend a little time on work environments and culture – two things that make work either very enjoyable or unbearable for team members.
Open work spaces vs closed work spaces?
What are the little things that your organization does to make work fun and enjoyable for your employees to come into work?
Tenure is a good indicator of culture and how much employees like working at their current place of employments.
How long have you been at your current place of employment?
Companies and employers are always looking for ideas on ways they can improve their culture. I have shared a couple ideas below.
– Know your people and who they are
– Be flexible and thankful
– Have professional development
– Hire for your culture
– Community activity is important
– Accept mistakes and move on
– Evolution is important
Ending the week with more ways to improve your company culture.
– Be customer-centric
– Encourage collaboration among departments
– Push everyone’s potential
– Plan outside of work gatherings
– Give unexpected days off for performance
– Push ownership of culture – ask for input and ideas
With more than 23 years of experience in marketing, Bernie is the Director of Digital Marketing at Papa John’s International, based in Louisville, KY. His current focus is building and scaling a progressive digital marketing foundation that balances the needs of both consumers and national/local stakeholders — all while delivering measurable ROI to the business.
Additionally, Bernie oversees brand representation for Papa John’s digital properties and manages direct-to-consumer channels including email, SMS and push messaging. Recent initiatives have centered around bringing together larger promotional efforts with targeted campaigns to engage the consumer at the precise moment of interest.
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