Companies focused on financial outcomes tend to overlook more sustainable strategies for maintaining steady growth. These organizations invest their energies and time in financial intricacies and neglect the importance of good work culture.
Society is bombarded with news of collapsing company structures and toxic work environments. The turmoil continues to get aggravated when the earlier mentioned points affect quarterly earnings based on revenue and profit and affect the value of any given business. As a result, we begin to believe that the primary purpose of any organization is to maximize revenue.
There is no doubt that revenue is essential; without it, there is no organization. However, I have learned through my prior experience that leaders should focus on their organizational culture, which will ultimately lead to the flow of income and profits.
Leadership that focuses on the bottom line makes sense, particularly for startups and small companies that face immense pressure from investors to hit revenue. However, ignoring a company’s culture while raising profits is counterproductive. So, let’s delve into details about how raising team morale can increase your company’s revenue.
Embrace and encourage transparency
The workplace is a space where different kinds of people work together. It is important for the working employees to provide their best to the company through teamwork. A company has the responsibility to provide the best workplace environment for the sake of increasing productivity levels. Many workplaces try their best to provide the best facility for their employees to work in.
Transparency isn’t just positive for employees. The effects of a transparent company culture impact the entire organization and produce highly engaged employees. Since trust is truly the foundation of a great organizational culture, the first step should be ensuring that your team has the modern communication and collaboration tools to do so. If the unit is in a relaxed environment and can openly share their ideas or advice of improvement, the motivating environment will raise the morale of everyone to perform better.
Team building for productivity
A team leader is responsible for team building because he needs the manpower of every single person in the team. Team building is a way of increasing the productivity of the employees through motivation and positivity.
The work environment is highly affected by team building. If there is no interaction and cooperation between employees, then the work environment will be dry and lazy. Team building includes communication, resolving conflicts, interacting, and having discussions regarding work more often to keep everyone on track. The work environment becomes passionate because every employee becomes motivated to give better results to the company.
Recognition and rewards
Who doesn’t like rewards and appreciation for their hard work? The sweet gesture of praising your co-workers and employees can go a long way toward building unbreakable bonds. Without a doubt, it feels good to be recognized, influences others, and inspires everyone to do more. The final results are greater and improved productivity.
Another aspect of recognition that works like magic is that the administrative management observes and selects to focus on workers’ strengths. Moreover, they also focus on resolving issues quickly and eliminating active disengagement.
The organization’s cultures don’t suddenly switch. They require hard work, smart work, effort, and consistency. The employees can have good days while some weeks can be rough owing to a magnitude of reasons. Building the best company culture does not have to be a budgetary line item.
Often, leaders associate rewards and incentives to be monetary – but the reality couldn’t be far from this facade. A token of appreciation and a simple perk such as a management parking place for a month or even several coupons can be equally meaningful. A company-wide email praising the staffer’s achievement is also great for morale. Statistics revealed that employees who feel appreciated and valued are more productive and their contribution also contributes to a healthier corporate performance. So ultimately, the bottom line is that a company with a good work culture will have employees owning their organization as a second home and working for the overall betterment, not just their salaries.
Positive work environment
Micromanagement is a deal-breaker for many firms. Employees are terrified to share their opinions and there is a lack of freedom of speech because the authority is not shared. So, the work environment should be positive for the employees to feel confident and happy while doing their work.
The work environment is improved by practicing a culture that includes everyone in it. There must be equality and fairness among employees so that they do not feel limited and close-minded when working. Employees that are open-minded are more prone to handle complex projects, which is only possible if you create a working environment that values each employee’s work.
Furthermore, your employees should know the goals and objectives of the company for the work environment to be cohesive and strong. When everyone understands the goals, they work with the same mindset and align the company in the right direction. Positivity is built when you give respect to employees and treat them well.
Collaboration and interaction
The main aim of team building and a healthy work environment is to initiate collaboration and interaction among employees and leaders. When there is honest and direct communication between employees then they are motivated to work efficiently for the company.
A company is all about creating an environment that encourages collaboration and interaction. Furthermore, team building can improve the performance of the employees as well. If you are looking for ways to increase the revenue of the company, then focusing on your employees is the first step.
A company has to encourage a healthy working environment and team building to strengthen the spirit of the team to work harder. Although it is difficult since there are differences in perspectives, the company has to ensure that the workplace is a safe space for employees to express their opinions. Research shows that employees are more likely to work efficiently and meet deadlines on time if they work in a healthy environment.
About the Author
Jim Becker is the founder and CEO of Becker Logistics, LLC. He has steadily carved a niche in the logistics world he entered in 1991. Today, he is a leader who exercises leadership as his self-expression. Initially, Jim worked as a purchasing manager with Norix Group, managing and maintaining inventory levels. Later in 1997, he founded Becker Logistics, LLC, which has grown exponentially in annual revenue since its inception. Currently, he serves as a Chairman of the Membership Committee for the Transportation Intermediaries Association and McLeod Software as an Executive Advisory Committee. He received a certificate in Mergers and Acquisitions from the University of Chicago and went to Northwestern University for Leadership and Organizational Behaviorism. With core values of integrity, innovation, respect, and equal work-life balance, Mr. Becker’s purpose is to help people become a better version of themselves, live life without regrets, and act with confidence.