Business’s role within society, from the perspective of a range of stakeholders, is changing. These changes are placing increased pressure on organisations to transform in order to meet expectations. The workplace should not be something that people dread every day. Employees should look forward to going to their jobs. In fact, they should have a hard time leaving because they enjoy the challenges, their co-workers, and the atmosphere. While the work may be difficult, the culture should not add to the stress of the work. Team and company culture should be designed to alleviate work related stress.
The biggest driver for change comes, unsurprisingly, from technology, consumer and employee expectations. As your company grows, culture can exert its powerful effect on people by steering them to act or to behave in a certain way when the path is otherwise unclear. Happy, engaged, enthusiastic employees increase productivity, and when a business is more productive, that means it is working faster, efficiencies increase profitability. It’s no wonder that organisations are making large investments to build and nourish their culture.