- Wes Yelvington
Discover The Benefits of A Positive Workplace Culture
Updated: Feb 16, 2022
The personality of your business is influenced by everything from the leadership and the policies they put in place to the design of your space and the team working within it. All of these variables have a significant impact on the vibes and value proposition your workplace culture brings to the table. Ideally, it should be a table at which everyone desires to have a seat.
Research shows 86 percent of business owners believe company culture helps their productivity.
Source: The Alternative Board (TAB)
At Harmonic Media, we prefer to keep everything family style. In fact, our team began with Tyler and Barb, a husband and wife who are partners in crime creative who can overcome any challenge. What began as this dynamic duo’s dream is now a custom large format printing company that chooses to be bold on the daily in an environment where everyone feels comfortable, valued, and at home.
We also have a little bit of quirkiness, a lot of creativity, and the most fun doing what we love every single day. The biggest mistake most business owners make is letting their workplace culture form naturally rather than identifying what they want it to be. Don’t be that person. Before you can determine what type of workplace culture you want to create, you need to have a clear understanding of what it is.
Defining Workplace Culture
There’s the age-old question: Do the people make the place or does the place make the people? According to ERC, a provider of people data and HR services that help leaders make better decisions, workplace culture is the character and personality of your organization. Comprised of values, traditions, attitudes, interactions, and behaviors, a workplace culture often acts as the foundation for your brand identity and lays the groundwork for growth. In a nutshell, Harmonic believes the most successful workplace cultures involve a strategic and balanced interaction in which the people and the place equally impact one another.
How To Make Your Company A ‘Happy Place’ For Your Employees
There are few things more satisfying to a business owner than knowing their team members truly enjoy their jobs and the workplace culture. When someone is able to achieve a sense of fulfillment through their work, they are more likely to put in the extra hours, to stay with the company for the long haul, and to contribute to the overall success of the business. Here are a few things you should keep in mind when trying to create a “this is THE place to be” kind of culture.
Well-being + Flexibility have always been top priorities for employees. In light of the current pandemic, the importance of supporting the mental, emotional, and physical well-being of others has come to the forefront. A big part of achieving that involves being more flexible and understanding regarding life’s ever-changing circumstances. A good business owner knows when to take control and when to, in the words of Elsa: Let it go. Throwing micro-managing out the window leads to macro-culture benefits.
Communication + Transparency are equally as important in business relationships as they are in personal ones. Employees need to have a clear understanding of the tasks at hand and even more important, know that their work and opinions are valued. The best business owners are those who show appreciation for their team and make themselves available for important conversations as well as debates about coffee, sports (Go Broncos!), and whatever else comes to mind.
Engagement + Collaboration supports people’s innate desire to be a part of something greater than themselves. One of the main benefits of working with others is that feeling of camaraderie and working toward a common goal. You want to foster a work environment where people feel challenged — in a good way. The individuals who are in leadership roles should be sources of inspiration and co-workers should continuously encourage one another. Studies show teams that are more connected and engaged experience a 21 percent increase in profitability. So start that #teambonding.
All of these things contribute to the bigger picture regarding positive workplace culture. Without a doubt, creating a place where people want to work impacts the overall success of a business. All those feel-good vibes will pay off when you begin to attract AND retain kickass talent. As a smart and savvy individual, you know what that means! An increase in productivity and performance leads to an increase in 💰.
What Makes Harmonic So Harmonious?
Harmonic Media was brought to life thanks to our innate desire to create things...drum roll please...harmoniously! We are blessed to work with a talented and dedicated team who truly believes in our mission. To utilize our collective creative capabilities and resources to offer custom print solutions to our customers. Our work, like our team, is extremely good-looking and high quality. Over the years, we’ve stayed true to the idea of harmony and have incorporated it into the design of our workspace, the way we interact with clients, and the freakin’ awesome custom graphic solutions we deliver. Like fall, pumpkin-flavored beverages, and cozy sweaters — it all comes together perfectly.
Don’t just take our word for it. Let us bring your visions to life with custom graphic solutions and see for yourself how enjoyable it is to be a part of the Harmonic family. Now is a great time to get the conversation started.