15 Mar Unity in the Workplace
At STRIVE, we have three key pillars that guide everything we do and the services we provide for our customers. Those are:
Unity is important in the world because it helps to build strong communities and relationships. When people come together with a common goal or purpose, they can achieve great things. This is especially true in the workplace, where employees can work together to achieve common goals. STRIVE was created with one goal being to help employees feel united and connected to one another, which can lead to a more productive and positive work environment.
Unity is an important value to have in the workplace as it encourages employees to come together and work towards a common goal. When employees feel like they are part of a team and have a sense of unity, they are more likely to be productive and happy. Leaders who cultivate a sense of unity in their workplace are able to create a positive work environment that encourages employees to give their best effort.
Today, we’re going to look at and define the various “ingredients” that make up a unified workplace.
Company culture is the environment in which employees work and the values that are upheld. It is shaped by the leaders of an organization and can be reflective of their personal values or the company’s mission and vision. Company culture can be positive or negative, and it can affect employee productivity, motivation, and engagement.
Company culture is important to unity because it dictates the values and behaviors that are expected in the workplace. When everyone is on the same page with what is considered acceptable behavior, it leads to a more cohesive team. Strong company culture can also help to attract new talent, as employees want to be part of a workplace that has values that align with their own.
Connection to Colleagues
Connection to colleagues is the feeling of belonging and rapport one feels with their coworkers. This could be due to spending a lot of time with them in the office, having common interests, or just sharing a strong connection. When employees feel close to their colleagues, they are more likely to feel happier and more fulfilled at work. This can lead to a more positive work environment and increased productivity.
Just like one’s family, one can’t necessarily pick their colleagues. A colleague may become a best friend, they might not. Regardless of the “level” of friendship, we believe connection and a strong foundation of respect is a key component of workplace unity.
Strong Company Values
At STRIVE, we believe in the importance of defining and upholding strong company values. We work with leaders who endeavor to create a culture of respect, integrity, and innovation in which employees feel valued and supported.
When a company has strong and identifiable values, it creates unity amongst its employees. This is because everyone is on the same page, working towards the same goals. Employees feel like they are part of something bigger than themselves, and are proud to be a part of the company. When employees are unified, they are more productive and engaged.
As we’ve discussed previously, it’s crucial to be authentic and sincere when defining company values. For example, if a company says respect is one of their key values, yet even leadership speaks to subordinates with disrespect, those values end up having the opposite effect in the workplace.
Feeling engaged at work can make all the difference. Employees are not only more productive, they feel part of something bigger. With engagement, employees are excited to come to work each day and look forward to seeing what new challenges and opportunities arise.
Strong engagement promotes a sense of purpose and unity. When people are disengaged, they can feel isolated and resentful. This can lead to division among employees and a lack of productivity.
Create Unity with STRIVE
At STRIVE, we are all about creating a more unified workforce. Employees who feel that unity are more likely to be productive and satisfied with their job. STRIVE creates a sense of engagement for employees by providing a platform where they can can communicate with the company and colleagues to feel connected to their workplace community. Leaders who use STRIVE are able to invest in the long term wellness of their employees, which leads to a more productive and positive work environment.
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