When thinking about culture-driven workplaces, images of game rooms, accent walls, and bar carts come to mind, all of which are certainly fun, but not essential, components of culture. Therefore, it can be tempting to dismiss the workplace as a superficial element of company culture.
However, the workplace is much more than that. A workplace influences how employees interact with each other, what resources they can access, and how they feel when they walk into work every day. In fact, according to data from the 2015 Top Company Cultures program, Work Environment was one of the top three drivers (out of 10 qualities) of a high employee Net Promoter Score.
Now that summer is coming to a close, and employees will be spending more time in the office, we want to share our top five posts to help you get the most out of your workplace.
1. What Kind of Culture Is Your Workplace Promoting
We wrote this article with our friends from PLASTARC, who are experts in creating culture-driven workplaces. I recommend starting with this piece, because it really helps you think about the workplace in a new way.
2. Quick Fixes to Improve Your Work Environment
This is for those that realize they need to make some changes, but aren’t sure where to start or don’t have the budget to go big. Be sure to not miss out on these small changes that can make a big difference.
3. How Nature in the Office Can Make Us More Productive — and Happier!
Now that summer is ending, we’ll be spending less time outdoors. But that doesn’t mean we need to stop reaping the benefits of nature — bring it into your office and see productivity increase.
4. How to Translate Your Culture to a Remote Workplace
More and more companies are moving to virtual workplaces — if not completely, at least part of the time. Take it from someone who works remotely a lot (me), your at-home work environment is just as important as your in-office environment. Your culture needs to address both. This post comes from our friends at FlexJobs, a company dedicated to making flexible working possible for many.
5. The Basics of an Ergonomic Workstation
As you spruce up your work environment with fun additions, don’t forget about the basics! This is a helpful refresher that you can share with your team to make sure their workstations are set up accordingly.