In today’s fast-paced and competitive business environment, it’s more important than ever for companies to focus on building a strong and connected culture. A positive company culture is essential for attracting and retaining top talent, improving employee engagement and productivity, and ultimately, driving better business outcomes. At SparkUs, we believe that coaching is a powerful tool for building a connected culture and helping companies achieve their goals.
That said, as coaches, one of the most common challenges we still see in organizations is a lack of connectedness and culture. This can lead to low employee morale, high turnover rates, and overall dissatisfaction in the workplace. A recent report from Workhuman shows that building a connected culture drives better business outcomes. And coaching is an important tool to make this happen. The report focuses on four key factors to boost culture and strengthen employee connections. By understanding how coaching fits into this equation, organizations can leverage these insights to foster a connected and supportive work environment.
Ask for feedback and act on it
To ensure a connected culture, it’s vital to understand how employees feel about their work and the company’s culture. Regularly asking for feedback and acting upon it can help organizations identify and address any disconnects. Coaching plays a significant role here, as it allows managers to engage in meaningful conversations with employees, helping them to understand their needs and work on areas for improvement.
Communicate what you value
A company’s values, such as diversity, equity, and inclusion, should be clearly communicated and reflected in its policies and practices. Employees who see their values aligned with the company’s values feel more connected to their work. Coaching can help employees understand these values, ensuring everyone is working toward the same goals and building a cohesive culture.
Celebrate and acknowledge life’s moments
Recognizing employees for their personal milestones and achievements, both big and small, strengthens connections within the company. Coaching supports this by allowing managers to create meaningful relationships with their employees, enabling them to better understand their team members’ personal lives and offer support when needed.
Appreciate with intention
Expressing appreciation for employees’ hard work and contributions not only improves morale and engagement but also reinforces the company culture. Coaching plays an essential role in fostering a culture of appreciation, as managers can use recognition as a positive coaching and development tool. By publicly acknowledging employees’ efforts, organizations can create a compounding impact on engagement and connection.
Building a connected culture is essential for driving better business outcomes, and coaching can be a powerful tool in achieving this goal. At SparkUs, we believe in the power of coaching to help individuals and organizations unlock their full potential and create a positive impact on the world. By working together, we can help build a more connected and engaged workforce that drives better business outcomes for everyone in your organization.