The impact of company culture on employee engagement

HR Tech Outlook | Wednesday, May 26, 2021

A collaborative culture boosts productivity by encouraging people to work together to achieve goals.

Fremont, CA: Company culture is critical to the success and sustainability of any organization as it drives employee engagement initiatives that lead to satisfaction and effective interpersonal relationships. Employees who are more satisfied and engaged in their workplaces positively contribute to the workplace culture and their roles, as they have an established work ethic and are committed to the organization's goals, fostering an environment of excellence across all pursuits should be the goal of the organization.

Collaboration versus competition

Competition may not be inherently wrong, but it may hinder an employee's potential because it is disruptive and short-term in nature. The competitive culture creates resentment between 'losers' and 'winners' because it promotes division into competitive units. This type of environment causes an individual to justify their lack of performance or loss by citing fear. Individual goals overpower collective goals, negatively affecting job performance, employee communication, and customer engagement.

On the other hand, collaboration leads to a nurturing environment that ensures everyone is contributing to the success of the project. A collaborative culture boosts productivity by encouraging people to work together to achieve goals. Communication between employees from different departments with diverse backgrounds, interests, and learning styles also encourages the exchange of ideas and leads to innovation.

Role of Transparency

Transparency is a key component of collaborative work culture. Having a sense of job security in the workplace helps employees stay focused on performance and less stressed about their survival. Transparency also helps keep employees focused on work and motivates colleagues to go the extra mile for the organization by showing how the organization looks out for fair play and benefits.

Maintaining a transparent culture in an organization is a collective effort of everyone in the organization. You shouldn't use 'Workplace Transparency' as an excuse for bad behavior. Setting boundaries and expectations is crucial. It is important to communicate with transparency in the organization, even if it is negative, in order to ensure that company culture is not affected.

Understand what makes employees happy

It is essential for an organization to have a healthy workplace culture along with a transparent communication platform. Empathy in the workplace makes life easier for everyone. It enables everyone understand how others feel and react to their feelings without hurting any sentiments. A compassionate tone in the workplace requires conscious effort.

Empathy helps build relationships by making people feel a part of the organization. It also facilitates effective collaboration and teamwork.

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