7 signs you have a great culture

It doesn’t matter how much money you make, or what perks come with your job, is it really worth it when you work in a toxic environment that makes you miserable?

You may love your role and the industry you’re in, but you also need to make sure you love the company you work for – a company with a great culture that makes you look forward to getting up in the morning and puts a spring in your step.

Does your company possess the 7 signs of a great culture? Would your team agree?

  1. Change is not seen as a challenge, but as an opportunity
    Your people are not afraid of change … on the contrary it is welcomed. Thanks to employees who live, eat and breathe the “can do”, “bring it on” culture that exemplifies the company, they show no desire to resist or dread it, but willingly embrace it.
  2. People believe they are part of something bigger
    Employees aren’t just there to perform routine tasks to ensure the everyday running of your company. No matter which department, or level, all employees are seen as equals and part of making the “big picture” – or “vision” – a stunning reality.
  3. Low staff attrition
    Remember, people tend to leave behind bad bosses and less than positive environments – not jobs! People “want to” stay when the foundations for a passionate, vibrant and unstoppable business culture have been well and truly laid … where people wake up and look forward to making a positive difference through their work every single day.
  4.  People are lining up outside to join the organisation
    You have no problem attracting and retaining the best talent. They know your reputation and they just can’t wait to join the team. There’s a “force field” of positivity that radiates well beyond the office walls.
  5. First rate leadership
    Your leaders inspire people in a way that gives them the confidence, heart, grit, determination and levels of commitment that makes them “unstoppable” – employees unlock their unlimited potential and direct it with stunning focus … meaning targets get exceeded.
  6. Great communication
    Open and transparent communication exists across all levels. Employees who work for a company with a great culture have no fear of speaking to anyone and always feel they have been heard.
  7. Happy employees make for happy customers
    Employees who are happy and united behind your “vision” will want to catapult you to success, delivering top notch results and creating happy and loyal customers who will regularly refer others to you.

It can be discouraging to discover you’re not hitting the mark culture-wise – even if you haven’t realised it until now. Why put off until tomorrow something you can and should start today? The transformation may take a significant investment of time and resource, but the payoff in the long run will be beyond belief.

  • As a result of our work with an organisation in the manufacturing industry they found 84.6% fewer ‘defects’ within 12 months
  • Another organisation found staff productivity improved by 24.1% from the previous year
  • Also, after working with an organisation in the oil and gas industry, we helped them drive performance and achieve their growth plan of 5 years in less than 2 years

If you’d like to discuss culture change, call us now on 01244 681068 or email us on tellmemore@sewells.com … you’ll be really glad you did!

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