Culture Change and Inclusion in a dynamic workplace
If there is one thing that you would like to change about your company what would that be?
Does that sound like an interview question? Well may be, but this is probably one of the few questions an organisation would like to ask itself. If not “one thing” perhaps one of the few. This could be particularly true for companies hiring migrant employees as well as they infuse their own culture that they bring along into the organisation. Being culturally comfortable at your workplace is essential to being motivated in your work life.
To quote Peter Drucker “Culture eats Strategy for breakfast”, it would be hypocritical to separate the two. While small businesses are constantly juggling resources and multi- tasking responsibilities and constantly treading the tight rope it makes it all the more difficult for them to strike a healthy balance between innovation, short term and long term business goals and maintaining a stress-free work culture.
Building good relationships with colleagues is essential to having a healthy work culture and happy work atmosphere. We all need some kind of assurance time to time either in the form of appreciation for our work, being able to talk to somebody without the fear of being judgmental or even to understand what necessary training should be imparted to improve or develop skill sets making it vital for teamwork. That is one of the important investments a company needs to make as the longer you stay invested the higher the return.
In one of our primary school years there was a topic in geography called the “rotation of crops”. It is about planting different crops in a particular area of soil so that each crop uses a different set of minerals, which in turn restores lost minerals in the soil. Using this analogy to business rotating our workforce in different projects and job roles would help evolve their skill set fostering creativity and lateral thinking making employees an asset to the organisation. This can create an improved morale in the employees itself resulting in increased productivity.
Dealing with resistance to change can be critical in building a better work/ business environment. Cultural and structural changes in the company can result in loss of confidence in employees than can lead to low morale and decreased efficiency at work. Fear of failure and acceptance can also make it difficult for employees to be agile in their response to change. Any kind of change either technology where something as simple as manual tasks being automated can put employees out of their comfort zone. Along with organisation structure comes culture change as a change in the top management can bring about a different work culture like what happens during Mergers and Acquisitions.
In the current work environment where workers are doing different ways of working like being contracted or flexible working, remote working, collaborating overseas etc it is very important to create an inclusive and tolerant work culture to pull it all together to deliver results. Building those relationships is all the more necessary to get things moving. Therefore culture change has to be a constant seamless endeavour through all layers of workforce.
Complygate is a technology start up bringing to workplaces a HR software coupled with Artificial Intelligence. We are also the pioneers in offering Immigration Compliance management solutions for companies hiring immigrant employees and assist in meeting Home Office expectations seamlessly.