Three additional tips to create a high-performance business culture

Simangele Mzizi, Fsp Business, 30 Jun. 2014

Tags: creating a high-performance business culture, performance management, high-performance business culture, business culture

Are you serious about ensuring that your employees are productive and about improving your company’s bottom line? If so, you should familiarise yourself with the term: “Business culture”.

According to award-winning business writer, Lee Polevoi, business culture is the workplace environment you create for your employees (and yourself). It determines whether your employees are motivated or apathetic, productive or lazy, and committed or indifferent to outstanding customer service. It’s directly related to your company's bottom line.

Read on to find out about the three tips you can use to create a high-performance business culture.

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Here’s what you can do to create a high-performance business culture

Tip 1: Build trust

Trust is an essential element of a high-performance business culture. When you trust your employees and they reciprocate, everyone works within a culture that accepts mistakes in pursuit of innovation and encourages independent thought, writes Polevoi.

Your employees must be able to express their opinions without a fear of consequences.

Remember, without mutual trust, morale suffers and people fear for their jobs. As if that isn’t bad enough, a negative atmosphere can poison your customer relationships as well.

Tip 2: Understand what makes your business special

According to Polevoi, some call it a “mission statement”; others call it the “wow factor.”

He says, “either way, it’s whatever makes your enterprise unique and exciting. A thriving business culture fuels excitement and helps set your company apart from its less imaginative competitors.”

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One more tip for creating a high-performance business culture

Tip 3: Have fun!

Your employees understand it’s important to excel at their jobs and do everything possible to help grow the business. But they also respond with enthusiasm when their boss adds a little fun to the mix, writes Polevoi.

The occasional recreational activity (a pizza party, a bowling tournament, a karaoke happy hour, etc.) helps employees let off steam, keeps morale up and lets them know you have a human side. Doing things together also encourages teamwork in the office.

Well there you have it. Using these tips will help you create a high-performance business culture. If you want our first installment on tips for creating a high-performance business culture, check out this article.

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