Creating a workplace culture that makes the right impression on your valued employees is of the utmost importance in the fast-paced automotive world. You could have the perfect client base and still it would account to nothing without a hardworking team who loves what they do every single day. Here we outline how to create an extraordinary workforce and fantastic environment with our new series called Denham’s Dos and Don’ts.
DO make time to get to know your employees as individuals.
It’s great to have a well-oiled machine but if you don’t have an idea of its parts, you will only have half the picture. When you hire a new employee, make time to get to know what their hobbies and interests are, as well as their goals and ambitions. Become personable and your teammates will feel more comfortable communicating their needs with you and will work harder to reach company goals and KPIs.
DON’T be closed to feedback from your team.
If an employee has some feedback on how processes and customer interactions could be improved, be open to these ideas. They could be your company’s saving grace. Feedback is critical to a successful workforce, and is important to streamline the way things work in your business. Chances are if an employee gathers the courage to speak to you about something that needs altering, you’re on the right track as you have kept communication open and honest.
DO create a fun environment with collaborative, creative group activities.
Some of the world’s biggest companies got that way from having happy employees who feel valued and look forward to being at work. Fortune’s 2016 100 best companies list included GoDaddy who have go karts to ride around the office and Acuity who have a rock climbing wall and Ferris wheel for their employees’ enjoyment. Set your company apart from the crowd – install a comfortable, open plan workplace with exciting team-building activities for maximum productivity and employee satisfaction.
DON’T have a heavy rulebook that restrict employee creativity.
Creativity in your team can only flourish with freedom and the ability to work unrestricted by workplace rules and regulations. Of course we’re not saying get rid of the kitchen sign telling workers to tidy up after themselves but leave pettiness behind. Avoid things such as expecting employees to work silently and autonomously at all times. Promote open, honest communication and let go of the reigns a little, allowing each employee’s strengths in your team to shine.
By following some of the tips above, we guarantee that your employees will only have good things to say about your company and will want to come to work buzzing with exciting new ideas to share with the team.