Our Great Company Culture: You're Family at AugustWhat about your job do you enjoy? Is it your work, the people, or the company culture? Today, people are experiencing burnout and stress at a greater rate than those from previous decades. Burnout is an emotional and physical state of exhaustion. Symptoms of burnout include stress, feeling overwhelmed, fatigue, and anxiety. The leading causes of burnout include overworking and stress. Fortunately, there are many steps companies can take to keep employees happy and productive. The biggest one is providing a great company culture. When your company is interviewing applicants, one of the most asked questions is about company culture. Companies that invest in great company culture have employees that are happy, creative, and excited for work. They feel valued, important, and part of a family. Here at August Infotech, we believe in making our employees feel like family.
The Importance of a Great Company CulturePoor company culture is one of the biggest reasons employees leave their jobs. Even if employees love the work they do. But what exactly is company culture? Think of company culture as the personality of a business or company. It describes the work environment, company mission, values, and goals. You can find great company culture in many companies such as traditionally managed businesses and casual companies. A traditionally managed business will have defined roles with formal processes in place for promotions or transfers. A casual business will be looser allowing employees to take on new responsibilities and projects without a formal promotional process. Employees who work in a business with great company culture are more productive, creative, and form better relationships with coworkers. Some company cultures will fit an employee better than others. Even if you believe your company has a great company culture, not every employee or applicant may agree. But there are many steps you can take to improve your company culture for everyone.
Promote a Strong Team RelationshipDo you want your company to have a productive and reliable team of employees? Then you must promote a strong team relationship. To accomplish this, offer team building events and exercises. In the workplace, monthly or weekly lunches are a great way to get everyone together. Outside of the workplace, volunteering, happy hours, and events are a fun way to get employees to learn about one another. Team building exercises, both in and out of the office are a great way to get employees to work together. Games, escape rooms, and scavenger hunts are fun ways for employees to work together on something that’s not work-related. Keeping team-building exercises fun and informal. This will help boost employees' creativity and problem-solving skills.
Offer Employee BenefitsNo one likes to work for free. Businesses that may pay their employees fairly well don’t always offer great benefits. These benefits can include health insurance, paid time off, and opportunities to grow in the company. Offering a variety of benefits to your hardworking employees will boost your company culture. Paid-time-off for sick days and vacations is one way to show you care about your employees. Employees who take time off for themselves within reason tend to perform better at work.
Other benefits include:
- Health insurance
- Sick leave
- Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
- 5 Days Working
Benefits are a great way to show your employees they matter and that your company cares about their future.