As the leader of an organisation, resilience and determination are the skills to adopt in order to be successful. To ensure your team are on board with your vision and that they’re working towards the company’s objectives every day, you also need to build and develop a positive culture. This will help to make your workplace a happy and effective environment where people are encouraged to collaborate and excel in their careers. For examples of how to build a positive culture read on below.
Lead by example
One of the most important things you can do to build a positive culture in the workplace is to lead by example. Entering the workplace in a positive frame of mind, and speaking to your colleagues in a positive manner, is a key way to encourage your employees to adopt an equally positive attitude whilst they’re in work. Encouraging a healthy balance of hard work and fun is important to ensure that the office environment feels like a place people want to come to each day.
Once your employees feel that they can trust in your leadership, they’ll be far more willing to work towards the vision you have established for the company. If they feel that, at the top of the organisation, they can trust the direction the business is headed in, they’re more likely to have faith in the goals and actions carried out each day by their colleagues, and be reassured that situations on the ground aren’t being overlooked. Trust breeds confidence and is essential in order to build a positive culture.
As the leader of an organisation, you must show that you’re ethical and lead with integrity. Be true to what you say you’ll do in how you run the company and treat your people like your greatest asset. If they feel confident in the ethical standards you portray they will be more committed to working towards the goal you’ve set for your company and feel inspired that their hard work is aiming for a just cause.
Recognising and rewarding those who display excellence in their work is the best way to encourage others to do the same. When your employees feel their handwork is being acknowledged and praised they’ll be more inclined to perform more excellent work, which will follow throughout the business. Never worry about praising and rewarding excellent work for fear other people might feel put out; if their work is worthy of recognition they too should receive praise.
If you want support and advice on how to build a positive culture as the leader of a business, contact Anthony Gregg today to see how we can help on 44 (0)207 316 3146.