When it comes to growing a business, there’s a lot of things that owners have to worry about. Among those concerns includes figuring out how to keep the organizational culture of your company alive as it expands. Having a strong organizational culture can help employers recruit and keep the talent they need for their business. As a business grows, however, managing the different relationships in a business becomes a challenge. Changes can happen very quickly in a business and the impact of these changes can affect employee relations. If you’re looking for ways to keep your business’s working environment thriving, here are some suggestions that you can take.
Talk to your team
Employees can feel like they have no voice in a company when changes are being made. This could threaten the organizational culture of a business as employees may become more disengaged from the company. Employees may also feel that their opinions don’t matter and therefore be more inclined to leave a company. Besides retention issues, a weak organizational culture could also affect how well workers get along with their peers. Withdrawn employees may feel less inclined to work with others especially in organizations where teamwork is not a big virtue. Activities that encourage teamwork can help businesses create happier and more productive workforce and build stronger bonds within the organization. Organizations could also benefit greatly from taking the time to any concerns or new ideas that their employees may have. Doing so could help them feel more included and help the organization find creative approaches to solve certain issues.
It should go without saying that a disorganized organization can’t accomplish much. Not everyone likes change so if your organization is expanding, it’s best that you coordinate the things that need to be done ahead of time. Sermelo, a public relations and consulting company based in London, England, for example, was able to smoothly transition new employees to its organization by making sure that they had the technical infrastructure available ahead of time so that there wouldn’t be any technical issues for their workers. Strong organizational skills help keep businesses stay on track when managing people, tasks, and other important matters.
Keeping organization’s traditions alive
One of the things that can set companies apart from one another is the traditions they practice. Company traditions vary per organization but act as key traits that characterize what that organization stands for. They encompass the values and beliefs that the employees share and they can also determine the success of your business too. A company with employees that engages each other regularly and have a strong tradition of cooperation and encouraging open discussions would generally outperform other companies that have a workforce of anti-social employees that value their own time only.
Encouraging open dialogue
Expansion usually means the communication chain between the upper and lower management gets longer and at times, rigid. A common management structure held by most large organizations, hierarchy style of management, makes it harder for workers to share their thoughts and ideas with their superiors as there are now more middlemen that they have to go through. Organizations can miss out on new ideas and creative approaches that can benefit it in the long run. Creating an environment that nurtures these ideas could help employees feel more secure about voicing their opinions, experiences, and advice. One on one interaction shouldn’t only be between people of higher positions and those with equal status because when it comes to brainstorming all voices should be heard.
Change is a big thing that companies go through sometimes but it’s important not to lose sight of how your employees feel about it since they are an important asset to any organization. Keep investing time into your companies values and it’s human capital. Don’t let any big change overwhelm your organization because the only thing that should keep everything working as they should in your company is you and your team. Keeping all these things in mind should keep your business working environment afloat.