Set your company up for success in 2023
Setting goals is crucial to achieving results but the question is - How do you define your company performance goals?
Well, your performance, isn’t a business journey - it’s a human path.
If you want your employees to feel invested in the bigger picture beyond their job description, it's important to create a culture where everyone feels valued and has the right tools to succeed.
So in 2023, make sure yours is doing all of these things:
Increase focus on employee performance and well-being 🙆♀️
The first step toward creating a culture that values human happiness is to focus on employee performance and well-being. You may be tempted to see these two things as separate, but they're actually closely related: When employees are happy and healthy, they'll perform better at work.
A good way to start introducing well-being programs at your company is by looking into your employees’ health insurance benefits and seeing what services are covered by them (and which ones aren't). If there isn't anything missing yet but you think it would benefit your business culture, try to understand why your employees aren't taking advantage of it. It might be because it doesn't solve their problem or they simply don't know about it.
If your company's health insurance plan doesn't include anything that relates to mental or emotional well-being, you can look for companies like EMOTAI that provide easy to integrate solutions that are tailor-made to your employees needs. Find out how EMOTAI can help your company reach all time high performance goals by requesting a demo here.
Provide flexibility 💜
It's been widely reported that what employees want is flexibility! This can be provided in a number of ways. Some companies are flexible about when employees work. Others allow employees to work from home or at different locations around town. Others give workers the option of changing their schedules from one week to the next.
This can be helpful for mental health, physical health and family relationships (for example, working later during summer months when children are out of school).
Encourage learning and development for personal growth 🧠
Learning and development is a fundamental component of employee engagement. It's a way to improve performance and develop skills that will be useful in the future.
It's important that your employees are encouraged to learn every day. If you have an office space with access to online courses or other resources (like books), make sure they're available for your team members' use. You might also consider offering reimbursement for expenses related to learning opportunities outside of company time—this can help offset costs associated with taking classes or training programs on the weekend or after hours, making it easier for people who want access but may not be able offer much time away from their jobs otherwise.
Create opportunities for your employees to communicate with you 🤗
When it comes to creating a culture of openness, the most important thing you can do is make it easy for your employees to communicate with you. Asking for their thoughts, opinions and concerns can go a long way to make them feel like their opinion matters.
If they're not comfortable saying something in person, set up an anonymous feedback process so they can easily get their concerns out—and you'll be able to hear what's on their minds without making them feel like they're being judged or ignored.
Cultivating an inclusive, values-based company culture is the key to putting your employees first 💪
Cultivating an inclusive, values-based company culture is the key to putting your employees first. When you care about the business as much as they do and share the same aspirations and values, it makes working together easier.
You can start by asking yourself: What do I want my company to be known for? What sort of culture do I want us to have? What are my core values? Once you’ve answered these questions, make sure everyone on your team knows what those answers are.
Let’s say that one of your core values is being transparent—you believe that being open with each other will help drive trust and build lasting relationships in our workplace environment (which it does!). How can we put this into practice? By sharing information across departments so that everyone has an overall picture of what’s going on in the company.
We hope we have given you some ideas to help get the ball rolling. We know it can be difficult, especially if you're just starting out or don't have much experience with this sort of thing. But if there's anything we've learned from our own experiences working with big successful companies, it's that this work is always worth doing.
So, what do you think? Is 2023 the year for your company to create a culture that is more inclusive and welcoming?
Let's book that demo and set your company up for success in 2023!