Things a Leader Needs to Learn to Build a Cohesive Culture
September 15, 2021
Many executives, managers and, honestly, anybody who works in a team always wonder about the culture of an organization, what it is and how one can make a positive influence in the workplace. A cohesive culture, in other words, is the glue that holds everything together, from increased productivity to improved employee involvement.
Happy and performing employees eventually generate high customer satisfaction. Furthermore, a cohesive culture may reduce your turnover, meaning that you can concentrate your management resources more on maintaining and upskilling than on filling your company’s vacancies. Though bringing many benefits, a cohesive culture of an organization does not happen overnight. It needs time, commitment and hard work.
Share the Vision
To enable comprehensive business development, it is imperative to assist the creation of a cohesive culture, which begins with an apparent presentation of shared goals to all employees. When a cohesion culture is in place, they are more inclined to strengthen their ties at work, as they have partaken in the same values – which eventually profits the company.
Identify the meaning of success
Success may have several definitions, so it’s vital to figure out what it looks like for your company. Identify the company’s goals and share these ambitions with each team. Goals will guide output numbers representing profitability, annual growth measurements, or a measurable improvement in the retention and participation of the employees. From an employee’s perspective, everybody wants to realize what his/her goal is and learn how the team will drive the business to grow.
You can’t just wait for the shift of culture without first evaluating the progress. You must bring together an evaluation plan to encourage solid, connected teams that are completely integrated with the path in which the business moves. This may mean arranged check-in sessions on a daily basis or quarterly reviews. Whatever works best for your business, you need to provide opportunities for feedback and improvement.
Pay attention to individuals
An organization consists of people from a wide range of backgrounds, with different experiences, personalities and preferences. To build a team environment in which everyone is linked to the business and community, all people must first be viewed as persons. For example, executives should never have lunch alone. They should utilize the opportunity to learn about their staff, both personally and on a daily basis, and their pressure points etc.—while encouraging the staff to get to know their leaders more deeply too.
You will have to put in some time and effort if you want to build a cohesive business community, but in return you will get teams that are inspired, empowered, and committed to your vision. A cohesive culture sets the foundation for teams to perform both individually and collectively, improves business performance and minimizes HR costs resulting from hiring and training new staff. One last thing you need to recall as a leader is that you must live and breathe the business culture authentically.
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