Why Office Culture is So Important

People often think that culture is something that just happens. You get the right people together at the right place and it either works or it doesn’t. But take a closer look at some successful businesses and you realize that creating a working office culture is a lot of work. At Versatel, we take office culture seriously, and we’re here to give you three tips on building the best culture for your office!

Have a Plan

Start by asking yourself a bunch of questions. What kind of business do you want to be? What attitude do you expect from your workers? When people talk about your business and your workers, what do you want them to say? When you have an idea of what you want your office culture to be, it’s much easier to create! But you need to make sure everyone is on the same page, which brings us to our next point:

Communicate With Your Office

Having proper communication with your workers can make or break your business. Everyone wants an office culture that keeps everyone happy, but different people may have different ideas of how to make that happen. Make sure everyone knows both the office culture you want to create and how to work towards that. But you’re not the only one with good ideas, which is why it’s also important to remember this next point:

Your Employees Work With You, Not For You

You can’t ignore the power dynamics that come with being the boss, and that power can be easy to abuse. Everyone has different ideas, and the best offices are the ones where everyone is encouraged to share any ideas they have: no wrong answers, no wrong questions. You don’t know where the next great idea will come from, and you don’t want it in the head of someone too afraid to speak out of fear of being judged.

A working office culture is crucial. While these tips don’t cover everything you need to know, they will give a starting point to curate your own ideal office culture.