Glassdoor.com was founded in 2007 as a tool for workers looking to make career decisions. The website enabled both current and former employees to leave anonymous reviews of their workplace. Glassdoor still serves this function, but now it has become a key indicator of the cultural health of organizations. Other sites like LinkedIn and Indeed followed suit and encourage employees to share reviews and leave comments about the work atmosphere within their organization. “What is it like to work here?” is an incredibly important question for an organization. And look no further than your employees to answer it – after all, they’re putting in the hours day after day and place a premium on a positive work environment.
To create a positive culture within an organization, there needs to be a focus on the following:
- Allowing for more transparency
- Fostering an environment of kindness and compassion
- Resolving issues of blame and finger pointing
- Emphasizing meaningfulness of tasks
- Encouraging gratitude and respect
- Giving employees more independence and relying on their judgment
- Investing time and energy into employee growth
Not every employee will be 100% each day, but a positive workplace culture goes a long way towards overall happiness, greater levels of productivity, and ability to recruit top talent. What are your Glassdoor or Indeed reviews saying about your organization? Are there culture issues that need to addressed and room for improvement? Please call Leah M. Joppy and Associates at 301-670-0051 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s discuss a strategy.