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National Work-Life Week Day Two: Workplace Culture

A big part of wellbeing at work is workplace culture. If there is a positive workplace culture where employees feel supported, valued and know what is expected of them they are more likely to be productive and stay with an organisation for longer.

There are many ways of creating a positive workplace culture, here are a few top tips you may find useful for your organisation:

  • Communicate your goals – make sure employees know what your organisation’s goals are, how their role fits into the big picture and that they understand how they can contribute to the success of the organisation.
  • Communicate your values – make sure employees know what the values of your organisation are and that you act consistently with those values. It’s particularly important that managers lead by example.
  • Ensure workload expectations are appropriate – this can help to reduce the likelihood of workplace stress.
  • Give feedback – employees want to know how they are doing so it’s important to tell them in an appropriate way.
  • Be clear about expected standards of behaviour – if employees are aware of what is prohibited and the potential consequences of such actions it reduces the likelihood misconduct will take place, this in turn makes for a more pleasant working environment.
  • Promote equal opportunities – having equal opportunities and bullying and harassment policies in place and providing appropriate training can reduce the risk that unwanted behaviour will occur. This can help to ensure that every employee feels safe, valued and respected in the workplace.
  • Address issues fairly, promptly and appropriately – this will help to foster trust between employees and managers and may ultimately help your organisation avoid employment tribunal claims.

If you have any employment law matters you would like assistance with, please do not hesitate to contact Kingfisher Professional Services Ltd as we are happy to help.