Use our COVID-19 resources to better manage the crisis and feel like you are on the front foot View Resources

5 Tips To Make A Positive Impact On Company Culture

A team of people getting on together

There is a direct correlation between a healthy and productive culture and an organisation’s bottom line. Today’s leaders understand that companies with positive cultures have better performance, productivity and profits than those without. It’s also no surprise that the top places to work are known for their strong culture - and top performance.

Here are 5 tips for making a positive impact on your company culture:

1. Start with a Staff Survey

Find out where you are at. Conduct a staff survey to help you get a clear view of the current culture and the factors that may be contributing to it. Employees are most satisfied when the environment they work in is comfortable and their needs are met.

Our recommendation is to survey every 3-4 months, depending on how your business is changing. This frequency will prevent survey fatigue, yet keep you in touch with how your people feel about working for you. This information is invaluable and can also feed into your performance review or appraisal workflow – providing your line managers with supplementary information to make sure they are engaging their direct reports.

If there has been a major change in the business, such as an acquisition or some redundancies, a timely survey can help you encourage your people to refocus on the important areas of working life, calm things down and enable them to concentrate on core business activities.

2. Communicate Clear Values

Making your values visible and understood can have a big impact on how your team behaves and on your overall culture. With each value, define the behaviours that demonstrate living those values, every day. To create a lasting impact, make sure there is a reminder of your values every day.

3. Align your Processes with your Values

Consider how your vision and values align with your HR processes. Ask some tough questions to find out. Will your current hiring practices attract and promote the type of talent that will enable you to build the organisational culture you are wanting? Also consider how you performance manage your team, your pay and benefits. Are your approaches really creating the leaders that you want in your business?

4. Measure it

Yes, culture can be measured, and what gets measured gets managed. The best companies do measure culture. Once you are clear on the culture that you want to have, it is important to measure whether reality reflects the culture and experience that you strive to achieve. There are software programs that help you measure culture and engagement. This will enable you to identify opportunities for where you can make an impact easily. You can also benchmark your results against organisations like yours and track your progress over time.

5. Don't wait. Invest now.

Start building your desired culture immediately, anyway that you can. Don’t wait for staff and resources that may never come. Culture development and change is an ongoing process that happens over time. Be patient, Keep at it.

Put culture first. It will help you retain top talent and improve both employee productivity and effectiveness at work. Start the conversation and work towards putting culture first. We can help. 
Download our free company culture checklist. Start using it today and make a positive impact. Ask us about Culture & Engagement.


Back to News Listing

Need help quickly?

There's a great deal to manage right now - the Furlough Scheme, returning to work safely. Lean on us for helpful guidance. Book a call (it's free) with one of our HR or health & safety experts.

We will process your data in accordance with our Privacy Policy. You may withdraw this consent at any time by updating your preferences.  We make this easy for you by placing a link to your preferences in the footer of every email we send you.

COVID-19 Resources

How to Apply for a grant through the Kickstart Scheme Latest Updates for Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) COVID Outbreak Management Policy Fair Redundancy Process Checklist Guide to Creating a COVID Secure Workplace How to manage the holiday season and reduce the risk of losing staff to self-quarantine Cleaning regimes required for a COVID-19 secure workplace Guidance on Face Coverings in Retail and Shops JULY 24TH Summary of Recent Government Updates Kick Start the Economy Government Announcement Updated guidance for outdoor pools indoor gyms, pools and leisure centres Guidance for the Re-opening of businesses and venues from 11 and 13 July Updated Guidance for Working Safely

Five steps to working safely - display the poster to demonstrate you have followed the guidance Changes To Social Distancing At Work from 4th July 2020 Updated Advice: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Step By Step Guide for Employers 7 Traps to Avoid When Making Redundancies During Furlough Redundancy During Furlough Easing of Lockdown for Business but does it apply to you? Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - 10th June 2020 Return to Work Safely FAQs Planning Your Return to Work Top Tips to Prepare your Managers Legionella Risks During the Coronavirus Pandemic Coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme A List of Helpful Returning to Work Safely Resources Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended to end of October 2020 VAT on PPE is now ZERO Managers Top Ten Health & Safety Tips Return to Work Safely Toolkit Managing Emotions when we go back to Work Communications Matrix Top Tips for Mental Wellness Keeping in Touch With Furloughed Workers Manager's Guide to Furlough Leave and Wellbeing Staff Survey - Winning on Furlough Webinar: Working from Home and Winning Social Distancing in the Construction Industry Is your PPE Legal and does it do what it claims? Extension of First Aid qualifications 8 Helpful Tips To Promote Home Worker Wellbeing Free Staff Survey: Working From Home and Winning Maintain Safe Working Conditions COVID-19 HR and H&S Management Checklist COVID-19 Staff Announcement Building Entrance COVID-19 Sign Coronavirus and Home Working Guide
Park City Call Back

We will respond to your call back within 24 hours during business working hours

Please enter your name
Ask a question and get FREE advice

Juliet Price is the Managing Director here at Park City and has extensive, specialist knowledge in HR, Health & Safety and staff development. Enter your question below and we'll be back in touch soon with an answer!

Please enter your name
Please enter your telephone number
Please enter your question
Discover how your people truly feel

Dig deeper into underlying issues, spot opportunities, take action and track progress. Listen , review and take action with real-time reports. Download information about the WeThrive product toolbox, our recommended employee engagement solution.

Please enter your first name
Please enter your surname
Please enter your company name
Please enter your email address
Please enter your telephone number