Empowerment, Motivation, Innovation: The 3 must-haves in Company Culture
“Company Culture”: It references organizational beliefs, a set of principles, systems, processes and behaviors. We’ve heard the term “Culture” expressed as a way of “thinking” and in a sense, it is expected that new hires and those who are existing employees, eventually adopt and fully acclimate themselves in the culture. Leadership sets the tone for what type of mindset the company will adopt as this will reflect in how the employees are treated and how it will affect internal and external relationships.
Let’s take a look at the number 1 ranked company in the world Google as an example of company culture. The tech-giant has changed our overall perception of the employee-corporation relationship. Not only is the company one of the most recognizable brands of our generation, its philosophy of company culture is admirable. “One employee in Mountain View describes Google as "a company that treats their employees great and in return gets motivated and loyal employees." Businessinsider.com.
"Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first
While most companies have developed an “all employees are “indispensable” mentality, Google has done the complete opposite. The company’s philosophy of fostering an environment based on respect, value innovation and creativity gives employees an opportunity to grow within their careers. I believe that there’s something we can learn from Google and that is, when we empower our team mates with the necessary tools, resources, encouragement and appreciation to do their jobs to the best of their abilities, in return we get motivated, productive employees who love their jobs! Yes, we want to build successful businesses but we also want to “build” successful teams.