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Workplace Culture: Why A Positive Environment is Important


Your organization has character – Your organization has a personality

Combined, these two factors define the culture of your organization. It’s what makes your business unique. Creating a healthy, positive culture for your business is important; it’s what drives success, attracts and retains talent, impacts satisfaction, and, affects performance and productivity.

From workplace practices to leadership, and from policies to management, these all have a significant impact on the workplace culture.

Why Positive Workplace Culture is Important

Tangram Interiors recognizes the importance of positive workplace culture.  Through the expert integration of furniture, technology, floor coverings, and service solutions, Tangram helps enhance your organization’s brand and culture. Positive workplace culture is as vital to your organization’s success as your business strategies. Unless you work on promoting a positive culture, your employees will perform poorly, undermining your objectives.

 A positive culture is of consequence

  • Attracting the right candidates 
    • Your next new hire is evaluating your company’s climate. Providing a clearly defined, positive environment, one that is well-communicated, will attract the best talent
  •  Culture impacts employees’ interactions with others, with you, with your vendors, with your customers – and especially with their work. A positive, fulfilling environment is a big contributor to retention.

 What Impacts Culture in the Workplace?

1. Corporate Performance & Leadership

Companies with strong ethics and positive cultures typically surpass their competition and are overall more successful. There are several factors that come into play to shape your organization’s culture

    • The way your leaders interact  and communicate
    • The way your leaders support the organization’s mission
    • The way your leaders reward and recognize performance
    • The way your leaders communicate their expectations
    • The way your leaders make difficult decisions
    • The way your leaders lead — with integrity and transparency, gaining everyone’s trust

2. Management Style

How and to what degree managers empower their teams plays a major role in the organization’s culture.  Practices and policies related to recruiting, from selection and onboarding to compensation and benefits further define the organization’s culture.

3. Who You Hire

Diversity within your organization plays a vital role; personalities, values, beliefs, experiences, skills, etc. all have formative values.  The variety of daily interactions from collaborative vs. confrontational, supportive vs. argumentative, social vs. task-oriented, all have an impact on the culture. The goal is to find resolutions that foster a positive outcome, contributing to positive workplace culture.

4. The Work Environment -Tangram Interior’s Specialty

Whether it’s artifacts, objects, artwork, statuary, or plant placement, Tangram Interiors create and manage interior environments that enhance the client’s brand and culture through the expert integration of floor coverings, technology, and furniture. The work environment is designed as a whole, to maximize the ambiance throughout and increase productivity.

 5. Define Workplace Culture

Allowing workplace culture to form organically can lead to issues; without a direction or definition, you may be asking for trouble.

  • Create policies and programs that support mission and vision
  • Take your time and “hire right”
  • Adopt a zero-tolerance of management styles that threaten employee workplace well-being

6. Gauge your culture

Take time out to evaluate. Additionally, through observation and examination of workplace behavior, meetings, etc., you will see how your current workplace climate is working. Assessment tools such as surveys enlighten you on “hotspots” in your culture that may need attention.

Most importantly, start somewhere. Engage in open communication with your leadership teams. Like anything else that’s worth having, monitoring the ever-changing workplace culture is important – it’s the “pulse” of every organization.

Call Tangram Interiors today and find out how they can help you get started shaping your new workplace culture.



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