1. Encouraging Employees to Be Themselves – Valuing individualism is crucial for comradery in a work environment. The beauty of individuality is that everyone brings their own experience and ideas, and helps the organization look at solving problems in a different light.
2. Creating a Favorable Environment – Leaders have the responsibility to create an environment where employees truly enjoy coming to work each day. A soothing environmental condition causes efficient worker productivity and increases job satisfaction.
3. Openly Celebrating Mutual Successes- There is no need for elaborate events; they could be as simple as “Bagel Wednesdays” or a post-work Happy Hour. The important thing is that it’s incorporated in company culture. It also encourages colleagues to chat about things other than work.
As a young professional, I’ve experienced several types of leaders. Some positively transformed my life while others left me feeling disheartened – at myself.
It comes as no surprise that the behavior of individual leaders impacts EVERYONE within the organization. These people oversee the success of their business while correctly leading their employees. If a leader treats an office as inferior, fails to understand their employees and barks orders, then the office will behave as though they are inferior. If a leader knows all their employees on a personal level and knows what sparks and motivates them, then the office will turn into a high-spirited and thriving business.
Office comradery, the sense of organizational cohesiveness, delivers a strong bond between leaders and their employees in that they all feel connected by common goals and successes. They have a sense that everybody is in it together, therefore work as a unitrather than individuals to achieve their goals. That’s why this idea of “togetherness” in a work environment is so essential. How can you possibly expect to feel comfortable bouncing ideas off of someone when you don’t even feel comfortable asking them a question?
While office comradery requires participation by both leader and employees, it must start with the individual leader. To build a unified work environment, leaders can utilize the following tips:
It’s important to know that creating a unified work environment cannot be achieved overnight. However, incorporating these tips will not only create a prosperous work environment, but will initiate trust within their employees.
This guest blog post was written by Emily O’Connell.