Company culture has become such a buzzword, and exponentially so since the pandemic. Thread itself is on a mission to build high-performing, high-culture companies. But how do we know we're on the right path, and how do you know your team understands and feels the right culture you're working to create? This week, we asked our team to talk to us about company culture and what it means to them. We're sharing their real answers with you in hopes that you gain some insight and maybe have some conversations of your own within your organization.
- The feeling you get in your stomach Sunday night - if you dread work tomorrow, it's not a good culture.
- Similarly, before meetings or going into the office, how do you feel? Are you excited, or are you wishing you didn't need to talk to this colleague?
- Transparency in what we're doing, why we're doing it, financials, decision-making, etc.
- People feeling like friends with their colleagues. Falling right back into place after time apart.
- Rowing in the same direction, aiming for the same big goal as a whole, even if our means to get there are different.
- Supporting people in their individual needs and goals.
- Encouraging people to share about their lives outside of work, but not forcing it - healthy boundaries.
- Being free to make mistakes without fear of judgment, but rather knowing you'll be met with support and help if needed.
- People being positive and having fun at work.
- The team all striving for their best and consistently.
- STRONG COMMUNICATION
- Knowing you can provide honest feedback without fear of repercussion or offering ideas without being made to feel you've overstepped.
- Support from Leadership.
- You know there's room for growth and how to get there.
- Have opportunities to connect with your team remotely or in person.
We're incredibly proud of what we've built so far, and we're constantly improving upon it with the help of everyone on the team. A lot of companies talk about culture, but are they actually achieving what they've set out to create? If you're not sure, I encourage you to take a beat and ask your team what they consider to be the driving forces behind your company culture and how you can make it better.
If you want to discuss ways to make your team happy and high-performing employees, talk to us today!