Team culture (also known as organizational culture or company culture) has the potential to make or break any company.
A team culture that’s supportive, collaborative, and kind can result in higher employee satisfaction, increased productivity, and better morale. A culture that’s toxic, ambiguous, or nonexistent, on the other hand, can lead to disruptive employee turnover, productivity issues, and organization-wide conflict.
In this talk, organizational psychologist Adam Grant presents the three types of people you’ll encounter in the workplace: givers, takers, and matchers. Each of these three personality types has a different impact on team culture, with takers producing the greatest negative impact on organizations.
Grant proposes that by removing takers from your organization, you can achieve a more balanced, productive company culture.
Motivation doesn’t look exactly the same for every person. According to behavior analyst Kerry Goyette, some people are more receptive to pleasure-seeking behavior, while others are more receptive to pain-avoidant behavior, so using only one strategy to motivate all employees is rarely successful.
By being aware of and having respect for different types of motivation, you can create a team culture where everyone gets the push they need to succeed.
In this talk, management consultant Diana Dosik points out that companies spend far more money researching their customers’ needs than they do their employees’ needs. Customers are important, but so are the people who keep the company running.
What do they want, need, and expect from the company? What motivates them? How can you make their job easier? Without the proper consideration for employees, organizational culture suffers, damaging the organization in the long term.
Whether you call it team culture, company culture, or organizational culture, it’s a vital factor in your organization’s success. It determines who joins you, who stays, who works hard, and who leaves.
To improve your organizational culture, you need to have a way to measure it. TINYpulse gathers frequent data about employee satisfaction and company culture so you can identify strengths and weaknesses — and make the changes you need to see your organization thrive.
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