Creating a positive work culture in your hybrid workspace
Positive work culture is one where people are happy, engaged and productive. It’s a place where everyone feels like they belong, where they feel valued, supported and encouraged. If you want to create a positive work culture in your office or business, there are things you can do to support that result.
Define your ideal work culture
Before you start defining your company’s ideal work culture, it’s important to know that there are no set answers. The definition of a positive work culture will differ from one organization to another and can even vary within the same company depending on department and position. However, there are some universal values that nearly all organizations share in common. For example:
- Everyone should feel valued and respected by their colleagues
- Employees should have opportunities to learn new skills or try out new projects
- There should be room for people to make mistakes while they’re learning (and recover!)
Define your values and translate them into behaviours
You’ll want to define your values and translate them into behaviours. This is where the rubber meets the road: how do you want your organization to behave?
This can be a very tricky exercise — we’ve all worked in places where our team’s values don’t align with ours. But if this is something you feel passionately about, it’s worth going through the process with colleagues who are also invested in crafting an inclusive culture. You may find that people have some different ideas about what constitutes positive behaviour, which will help shape yours as well.
Once everyone agrees on which behaviours are most important for your team, make sure everyone understands how those behaviours translate into daily action items at work (this might mean adding them to an internal calendar). This allows people who work remotely or outside of regular business hours to know what kinds of contributions they should aim for each day and week — and makes it easier for managers and supervisors to hold everyone accountable when things aren’t getting done according to plan!
Turn values into clear communication
While the values you choose will vary from company to company, there are some things that should be universal. Make sure your company’s values are clear and visible. Use them to shape your communication, as well as how you select new employees.
Consider this approach: Whenever an employee does something that demonstrates a key value, let them know about it in a positive way (and then keep doing it). For example, if an employee is willing to help out on a project at the last minute, don’t just thank them — let everyone else know that they helped out at the last minute. This reinforces both their good behaviour (helping out) and the value behind that behaviour (being ready when needed).
Reward and Recognize
Recognition and rewards can be as simple as a thank you. When done well, recognition is a powerful tool for reinforcing positive behaviours.
While all employees want to feel like they’re making an impact at work, it’s important that your recognition includes specifics about the individual employee. This makes the recognition more meaningful, which in turn builds trust and confidence in your company culture.
Recognition should also be timely; it should happen within hours if possible, or ideally immediately after someone has done something well (or poorly). If you wait too long to praise good behaviour then it might be forgotten by the time you get around to acknowledging it!
This brings us to our next point: public praise. It may seem obvious but people perform best when they know their boss is watching them — even if only subconsciously! Make sure that any positive feedback is shared publicly with everyone else on your team so everyone knows who is doing well and how much they are appreciated by management.
When you focus on the positive, you’ll get more of it.
If you want to build a positive work culture, it’s important to focus on the things that are going well. This might seem like common sense, but it’s not always easy to do.
If something goes wrong at work, we’re programmed to notice and fix it as quickly as possible (if we’re able). But if something goes right — like someone does something nice for us or one of our coworkers does an excellent job — it’s often easy for us to take them for granted because they’ve become so familiar in our daily routines.
When we take time out of our day-to-day tasks and reflect on what’s going well in our lives — whether it’s at work or not — we can start seeing those good things more clearly and appreciating them more deeply than ever before.
Integrating technology to make workspace efficient
One way to foster a positive work culture is by using technology that can increase efficiency, lower costs and save time. One way to do this is with meeting room booking software, which allows employees to book rooms on their own without having to wait for someone from HR or IT to approve it.
Another way is by using meeting room booking that automates scheduling requests as well as automates approvals so that managers don’t have to spend time approving every request manually.
This type of software also allows employees to see what’s available before going into the office or logging into their computers at home. This means that no one will be wasting time trying to find an open room when there isn’t one available!
Neoffice is a revolutionary meeting room booking software that will make your workplace more productive. It’s intuitive and innovative, and it’s designed to help you save time and energy so you can focus on what matters most.
Neoffice is the first of its kind to offer a completely digital booking system for meeting spaces. This means that you no longer need to waste time arranging for meetings, calling up colleagues and asking them if they’re free, or waiting around for someone to respond to your email — the software does it all for you!
Neoffice is not only convenient but also efficient, thereby helping to foster a positive work culture in your hybrid workspace.
On an ending note
Work culture is a challenging thing to define, but we hope that this article has helped you get started. By focusing on the positive and wisely integrating technology into your workspace you can create a work culture that is more supportive and welcoming of people from all backgrounds and experiences.
Neoffice Hybrid Workplace Management Solution
Neoffice is built with a suite of workspace tools that help employees choose how and where they work while providing organizations with a platform to manage their hybrid workplace with ease and complete control.
The solution comes with 9 features on one single app — Team planner to manage a collaborative effort for a team, Seat Scheduling, Meeting room Booking, Hot Desking, Car park Slot Booking, Digital cafeteria to pre-order your meals at work, Employee commute solution, Survey forms. All Features are modular and the client can choose to subscribe to the relevant solution.
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