‘A bad mango spoils the rest.’ I’m sure you must’ve heard this. The basis of a successful company lies with its culture and its people. This means, it is very crucial for a company to maintain a high- performance culture.
Every company should aim at creating a company that cultivates a culture leading to employee growth personally and numerally which projects towards the widening of business. This requires crucial and astute hiring and ensuring that the entire procedure, from the interview till the farewell of the employee is a pleasant experience. And if there isn’t a perfect fit, although his intentions are well, will cause stress in the development of the company. A single wrong hire causes innumerable problems no matter how well they perform. This leads to degradation in productivity and impetus due to which the entire team has to suffer. And it is important to maintain the core values as and when the company begins to grow and make your employees feel that there is no other better place to work.
Given below are a few tips on how you could make your company one with a high performance culture.
- Gather the precious gems
Simply possessing a company mission and providing your employees with a few perks won’t work. Also, besides having the right kind of people, employees that are smart enough and capable with lots of efforts, there is something else that needs to be taken into consideration too to make your team a treasure.
What matters is that you have the kind of employees that care about your vision and your business and who wish to be a part of the organization as a member and that they don’t compete among the fellow members and be magnanimous and that they respect each other and their success.
- Consider connections
The secret to hiring the best talent is to have powerful personal networks. Not only through the employee referrals but through clients as well. This is exactly how culture is created – being all about the people. When you take in the right kind of people, the culture is already elevated.
- Let integrity and resilience stay at the top
It is important to clear out in the beginning itself of what department, what job you will be involved in and how their contribution is going to help in the company’s growth and the pay scale for each level. There has to be an annual performance review along with persistent checks on the performance of the employees and accordingly reward them without any discrimination in experience, cast or creed and be literally age blind.
- Friendly communication environment
Give your employees some space to relax, refresh (obviously other than the canteen and the play area). You could let them into an open garden area or an open terrace that’s very rejuvenating allowing a serene and private area to work which not only makes communication easier and constrained to just one department.
- Provide them refreshments
It is important for you to treat your employees as humans and not machines. If there’s someone who hasn’t taken a leave for quite a while is works very hard, he deserves a break. Not just a day or two, but at least a week or two. And it’s best if you organize for this vacation. What’ll happen after you do this is with this time away from work they get to recoup their energy and increase an employee morale leading to great performance levels on return. I know you must be thinking this is too much, but hey, the world is not ending, right?
Adapt these five tips and just see how your culture glitters with performances throughout the year!