Do you want to know something concerning?
Less than 1 in 4 employees in the US strongly feel that their employer cares about their wellbeing.
If your work culture isn’t up to par, this can easily leave employees feeling uncared for and undervalued. Unfortunately, if left to develop on its own, a work culture can quickly turn into a toxic environment.
A toxic culture at work is bad for business, bad for productivity, client satisfaction, revenue, and employee mental health.
On the flip side, if businesses invest time into intentionally creating a positive work culture, this can have big payoffs. Both for the business, the clients, and the employees.
Keep reading to see what the benefits of a positive work culture look like.
What Does a Positive Work Culture Look Like?
Have you ever worked in, or visited a business where everyone looks genuinely happy to be there? This is what a positive work culture looks like.
Under a positive work culture, employees are actively encouraged to help each other, work together, and build each other up. Workplaces with a positive company culture often have an open-door policy to employee concerns and feedback.
Under these conditions, employees feel valued, supported, and appreciated.
A Supportive Work Culture Can Increase Productivity
One of the benefits of a supportive work culture is it can supercharge productivity. A positive work environment triggers collaboration, teamwork, camaraderie, and cooperation.
If employees feel happy and pull the weight together as a team, they can be a lot more effective than if they’re struggling under emotional stress, conflict, and friction.
A Positive Work Culture Drives Satisfaction
A positive work culture can also increase satisfaction across the board. Employees, employers, and customers alike can all experience increased satisfaction from a positive work culture.
This can be especially pronounced in healthcare settings. As a therapy provider, we have firsthand experience of how a positive working environment overflows for our patients.
If employees are unhappy, how are they supposed to provide patients with compassion, care, and understanding?
Happy employees have more to give. Because they are appreciated and supported in their roles, they have more energy and focus to devote to patients.
As a patient, you can feel right away if you’ve entered a healthcare setting where the staff members are frustrated, tired, burnt out, and unhappy. This atmosphere can make for a very un-nurturing environment.
If you’re seeking medical assistance or therapy, the last thing you need is to be dealt with impatiently or abruptly.
A Positive Work Culture Attracts and Retains Talent
A positive work culture can also help organizations attract and retain top talent.
Survey results reveal that workers in the present day often care more about company culture than salaries. If a workplace environment is supportive and positive, organizations can pick from a wider talent pool.
The employees they hire are also more likely to feel valued in their roles and stick around to grow with the business.
A Positive Work Culture Is Our Utmost Priority
A positive work culture boosts productivity, satisfaction (for everyone), and employee retention. However, it’s more than this. Work culture defines the character and personality of a business or practice.
Do you want to visit a practice where everyone is rushed and stressed? Or a caring, friendly, warm, and nurturing one?
Here at Eastern Therapy PT, OT & Speech, we know how important a positive work culture is to both our employees and our patients.
Are you in need of speech therapy, occupational therapy, or physical therapy? Contact us today and come experience what compassionate care feels like.
Additionally, are you looking for a position at a brand new, state-of-the-art therapy clinic? Browse our list of open positions to apply to join our up and coming team!