Creating a healthy company culture is a continual process and there is no one-size-fits-all approach that applies to every company. Even though some values are generally desired, different companies seek to build different cultures.
Much depends on the type of employment a business offers. Obviously, managing frontline teams is different from managing remote teams. Still, it’d be hard to deny that trends dictate certain business culture values, so let’s start from there.
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Really Look at Your Working Model
Probably the biggest hint as to how to position your efforts in this matter is your work model. If you still haven’t considered hybrid work models, you’re missing out on numerous opportunities, let alone professionals.
Let’s take a look at different hybrid work models:
- Almost entirely off premises – mostly remote work with no office space
- Almost entirely on premises – limited remote work, large office space the majority of managers and workers
- Partially remote work, large office space – the majority of managers and workers spend most, but not all, of their time at the office
- Partially remote work, multiple hubs – multiple offices with the workforce dispersed among them
- Multiple microhubs – management and employees are dispersed across small microhubs located in different cities and countries
- Partially remote work, with flexible office space – no permanent offices; rented flex space used for periodic collaboration (but not connectivity)
Assembled here are literally all scenarios a business may need, so look up your options. For one thing, flexibility is nowadays the single most important feat all employees look for, and it is also a good idea to be open to different contract types.
For example, remote workers may run their own businesses or sole proprietorships or be digital nomads (or any combination of these, for that matter). Many remote workers have to think about exit taxes, so research all options to be able to make the best offer and keep a quality workforce loyal to your business.
Find Innovative Ways to Train Your Team
Continued education and training opportunities are among top employee priorities. However, long gone are the days when a simple online course would suffice; nowadays, people are looking for advanced learning methods, like gamification and augmented reality.
To be truly innovative, a business simply must be up to date with the latest learning trends, so make sure to brainstorm ideas before coming up with the best solution.
Take Care of Your Frontline Workers
Frontline workers are usually the most difficult part of the riddle because there is so much that needs to be done to make these people’s jobs easier. It is crucial to both simplify things for them and ensure proper management.
How come management is the issue?
During the pandemic, businesses really understood how unsatisfied frontline employees are. Many of them left their jobs and turned to the gig economy for better job opportunities. The number-one reason for this decision is — bad relationships with the management.
Managing frontline employees is a difficult task for managers without experience in this field because, for the most part, managerial training consists of some vague courses delivered in the classroom without any real experience in the field.
Frontline employees are the first stop for customers, so it is essential that they are motivated, well educated, and equipped with the latest apps and tools that will make their job seamless.
Start with providing timesheet templates that work and go from there, but remember to listen to frontline employees’ feedback and do train your managers.
Make It Easier for Your Employees to Go Green
Some trendy perks are certain to make your employees feel special. EV charging stations are one good example even if your employees don’t own EVs. Trends matter and so does education. Starting a sustainability team and providing proper training is also a good idea.
Be More Agile
Improving your organization’s agility is a certain way to boost business success. Business agility being the ability of a company to compete in the digital age by quickly responding to any and all market changes with innovative business solutions, it’s not difficult to see why you must take it into account.
For starters, make sure to set up a team charged with recognizing emerging trends and acting on them as soon as possible.
Keep in mind, however, that business agility calls for the involvement of everyone within a business. A joint cooperation ensures that sustainable solutions are being delivered across the board, with participation from marketing, finance, IT operations, development, compliance, security, legal and support.
Modern times call for modern measures. For a business to remain competitive and to get to always pick the finest of employees, several factors must function seamlessly, with a focus on agility and flexibility.
If your business isn’t offering a hybrid work model, it won’t stand a chance against the competition, so start from there.
Next on, be persistent in finding best work practices for your frontline workers. Lastly, offer trendy perks (like EV charging stations and similar).
Finally, listen to employees’ feedback. That’s the only way to move forward as an organization as there is no unique formula for updating each business.