Why Changing Your Corporate Culture Changes Your Life

Karina Keith

Happy office, happy employees Have you ever worked in an office where the vibe was so negative it affected your enthusiasm to do your best job? …

Happy office, happy employees

Have you ever worked in an office where the vibe was so negative it affected your enthusiasm to do your best job? You dreaded going to work and quitten’ time couldn’t come fast enough. A toxic office culture has a significant effect on how we do our jobs. It leaves us feeling sick and can be poisonous to our mental and physical health. 

Need to get out of the rotten office environment where you work? Check out these three blog posts that will positively help you start smiling again and restore a friendly office environment.

1.How to Create an Office Culture that Rocks

Examined here are 5 ways to improve office culture. My favorite tip is remembering to thank employees for their hard work. “Employees will absolutely respond well to praise. If you continually work hard and no one notices, many will start to slack.” This is often overlooked by many and can have a significant impact.

2.How to Change Your Company’s Office Culture

This is a fantastic real life success story of how one individual changed their office culture for the better. “If your work environment is dreary and needs a shock of love to get it happy again then try this for yourself… Just sit back and watch what happens.” It’s a powerful reminder that generosity can be a real game changer.

3. Keeping Your Workplace Culture on the Cutting Edge

Running a traditional office can be boring, which leads to bored employees. Imagine a boss that lets you keep track of your own vacation time. Even better, a ‘relaxation station’ with a foosball table! Check out this blog post for out-of-the box thinking to re-energize your office.

“One of the ways we increased trust with our employees was by eliminating a formal vacation policy. We recommend our employees take about three weeks of vacation per year, but we don’t mandate that guideline.  Because we don’t track vacation or sick leave, employees take more responsibility for their own schedules and work-life balance, and reciprocate by respecting the company.”

A positive office culture leads to happier employees, increased productivity and less sick days. Who wouldn’t want that?

Does your office culture make you happy? Feel free to leave a comment below or shout out to us on Facebook or Twitter. Of course, you could always write your own blog post on the subject and share it with us… We’d love to read it!

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Karina Keith is a consultant with CornerStone Dynamics Inc. 'Katching up with Karina' blogs focus on the top web finds for the month. Aligning project goals along with truly understanding what motivates people to get their jobs done is what Karina does best.

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