Growing, large-scale companies know that culture change is key. But even in more established organizations, your culture should be something you constantly strive to improve.
When we talk about the future of work, many conversations revolve around work environments – but there’s no reason why we can’t also think about company culture in relation to workplace improvements. job.
So if you’re looking to change your company culture in 2022, here are five New Year’s resolutions you can make to get you started on the right foot:
1. Conduct an Employee Culture Survey
If company culture is on your radar, you’re already on the right track. It sounds obvious, but many companies still don’t believe that company culture is an important aspect of the workplace. Ideas about what corporate culture is can also be outdated; culture is more than mandatory after-work activities.
The best place to start improving your company culture in 2022 is to ask your teammates what’s working and what’s not working right now. Creating an anonymous survey where your employees can share their opinions is a great way to take stock of where you started and get ideas for improvement.
2. Commit to trying something new
They say new year new you for a reason. When we step out of our comfort zone, we often get great results. For 2022, challenge your business to try something new when it comes to your corporate culture. This can range from a four-day work week to giving each employee an extra paid day off to volunteer. You can also host a virtual event, get a guest speaker, or host a lunch and learn series with business speakers.
3. Dedicate a budget to an employee initiative
Investing in your employees doesn’t just mean paying their salaries. Setting aside a budget for employees to access to run their own culture initiative is a great way to empower your teammates. Whether it’s a cultural celebration or a cause close to the hearts of employees, putting your money where your mouth is can help build a better corporate culture.
4. Organize a town hall
If you’re not already having semi-regular town hall meetings in your company, you should start in 2022. Especially if your team is mostly remote, it’s good to have complete control where the broader business issues are discussed and successes are shared. way to boost team morale.
These can take different formats depending on how they are delivered and the size of your business, but town halls can include:
- Product updates and demos
- Message from the CEO
- Company forecasts
- Introductions to new team members
- A question-and-answer session
- Customer testimonials
- Employee recognition
5. Revamp your grow manual
You should update your company’s manuals on an annual basis as a form of good management. The point of contact for some circumstances may have changed or a software process may have an update. The same goes for your grow manual.
Based on feedback from your employees and new initiatives you’ve tried, it’s good to update your manual with these findings and successes. It’s also important to make sure the information you share in your playbook is up-to-date and accurate.
In updating your playbook, you should also consider redesigning internal communication policies and processes, to ensure they are accessible to all of your staff.