Creating an engaging workforce culture – it takes a team!
An engaged workforce is not a “nice to have”, it’s a full-blown business necessity that impacts almost every aspect of organizational operations. In a recent study done by Deloitte to determine what the biggest challenge is for businesses, employee engagement and culture issues exploded into the number one spot!
Your facility culture is made up of the values, beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that employees share and use to guide their work on a daily basis. It determines how employees talk about their job and their work environment. It impacts how they see themselves as part of the organization. It drives their decisions about how to behave in their work setting.
To understand culture, let’s start by talking about the attributes of a culture. Attributes are the characteristics that define your facility’s culture. Attributes can be positive or negative — you could have a culture characterized by trust and integrity, or one characterized by mistrust and guardedness. A culture could be described as participatory or autocratic. The important thing to keep in mind is how these attributes make your employees feel because engagement is about the emotional commitment to the organization.
Align has researched and identified five cultural attributes that support a high level of employee engagement. Do these characteristics describe your facility?