Happy employees are the foundation of a positive work culture, which helps create an atmosphere that fosters staff loyalty, success and productivity. Happy employees have increased job satisfaction leading to improved communication, teamwork and work-life balance.
Learning to cultivate a positive work culture may seem challenging, but practicing a positive, purpose-driven work culture helps offset workplace stressors and creates an environment in which your employees can thrive. Not only does this benefit your team, but it increases the success of your firm as well.
Benefits of a purpose-driven work culture
Everyone craves a purpose, and when it comes to work, creating a purpose-driven workplace is essential for employee happiness and engagement. A firm with a purpose-driven approach creates value and meaning for your employees. When employees align with your firm’s purpose, they feel a genuine connection to the work that they are doing.
Studies show that workplace happiness makes people around 12% more productive than their unhappy counterparts. Fostering a positive, productive company culture is an extremely effective way to boost team morale at your firm. It helps to ensure employees are happy and they enjoy their time when at work.
Positive work culture also attracts the right talent. With remote work now being widespread, there is a vast, untapped pool of talent in the accounting industry. Accountants look for a firm where leadership will utilize their skills and capabilities in the best manner.
Retaining your best employees and talent is essential to the success of your firm. It is not difficult when your employees feel they are treated well every day, and their hard work and contributions are recognized.
How to facilitate a positive work culture
There are many different ways to facilitate a positive work culture in your firm, but the best way is to ensure you meet your employees’ physical, mental and emotional needs.