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Team Culture: How It’s More Important Than Ever

Published on 9th August 2022

The buzzword for companies since 2017, a team or workplace culture is the living, breathing proof that what you are doing works. It combines the principles and ideologies of your organisation with the environment you create for your employees and a culmination of your organisation’s traditions, values, and behaviours. In a post-covid workplace, thriving team culture is more important than ever as businesses move towards remote and hybrid working models.

Why do we need it?

While it may seem obvious why a supportive team culture is necessary, some companies are still falling short, especially as company leaders can no longer just rely on physical proximity. We have pulled together a list of eight reasons why we believe positive workplace culture is necessary:

  • Increased employee engagement.
  • Decreased turnover.
  • Strong brand identity.
  • Elevated productivity.
  • Transformational power.
  • Top performers.
  • Effective onboarding.
  • Healthy team environment.

There are many components at play when it comes to developing a supportive office culture. A healthy workplace culture aligns your company policies and employee behaviours with the company’s goals, while also focusing on the well-being of individuals:

  • Equity Every person in an organisation has value and treating everyone with equity boosts the morale of your employees.
  • Recognition Healthy working cultures recognise the efforts of their employees, rewarding good work to boost morale and motivate continued high-level performances.
  • Freedom of Expression Freedom of expression in the workplace promotes happiness and satisfaction among employees as it allows everyone to feel valued and respected. At MXB we ensure freedom of expression by giving everyone a chance to state their ideas and ask them for opinions on company issues.
  • Communication Communication is essential in creating a healthy work culture and in the growth of an organisation. It is crucial that everyone be able to express their ideas, collaborate, receive feedback, and solve problems in a safe space.
  • Friendship Organisations that have friendly employee policies tend to attract more talent and improve productivity.
  • Strong Leadership How you interact and communicate with your employees, can significantly impact the workplace. At MXB, we have created a safe and trusting environment where our employees have autonomy over their own roles.
  • Personnel The people you hire can have a huge impact on your workplace culture. It’s crucial that you hire persons you believe share the values and beliefs that guide your organisation. While it’s common to have employees with conflicting ideas and opinions, it’s important you create an environment that respect’s everyone’s cultures and works together as a team.

Healthy workplace culture does not happen overnight and while it may seem like a daunting task to embark upon, your company will benefit from real, tangible benefits when investing in company culture, while also differentiating yourselves from the competition.

Johanna McGuigan Business Development Director