The nucleus of any organization is its culture.
Today, HR directors and business leaders are focusing heavily on creating workplace cultures that can adapt to ever-changing business models, increased diversity within their workforce, and the perpetual stream of new technology.
As organizations adapt to these changes, leaders are forced to respond to new disruptions while they attempt to make improvements to their workplace culture.
Culture disruptors such as creating a more diverse workforce, increasing the use of artificial intelligence, boosting the quick implementation of new technology, and a lack of connection in a world that is increasingly connected continue to challenge the way companies conduct business.
Employees thrive when they create meaningful relationships with their coworkers, have a shared purpose, and work together to achieve success.
How does this happen? By creating a more modernized framework that not only attracts talented candidates but also increases retention.
By focusing on creating purpose, developing leadership, ensuring well-being, and being generous with appreciation, success and future opportunities will open up and lead to better connections and improved employee experiences.
Let’s take a closer look at six elements HR managers need to know when it comes to workplace culture disruptors:
1. Purpose — It is important for organizations to focus on their purpose and that it is made crystal clear within customer value and employee propositions.
2. Opportunity — Many employees appreciate pay raises and promotions, but they also want opportunities to grow and continuously learn.
3. Success — Employees establish their success by how often they are encouraged and celebrated. They also love it when their achievements and performance are assessed fairly.
4. Appreciation — Many employees today do not feel appreciated. More focus should be placed on recognition even for small achievements.
5. Wellbeing — Organizations must go beyond focusing on the physical aspects of well-being and address social and emotional wellness.
6. Leadership — This should be considered as the foundation for creating a meaningful employee experience. Not every team member wants to be a leader, but the potential should exist for them to be exposed to leadership opportunities.
Remember, establishing connections is an essential component to workplace culture and it helps companies to better adapt to culture disruptors and change.
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