As the modern workforce continues to evolve, one of the biggest challenges that small business owners and entrepreneurs often face is building an appealing company culture. Fortunately, innovative technology is helping to break down barriers and provide opportunities for companies to build and sustain an attractive culture that reflects a core set of values.Here are several ways technology can help you build a strong company culture.
Modern workers thrive on recognition and rewards — it helps them find purpose and value in what they do for a living. Performance recognition software can be a powerful tool for driving productivity by measuring and showing staff members the impact of their work. It also enables employees to give a “shout out” to colleagues who have done exceptional work. By acknowledging and rewarding employees for their efforts, recognition programs can effectively demonstrate your commitment to creating a positive company culture.
Another way to strengthen culture internally is by encouraging collaboration. Through the use of conferencing software and cloud-based workstations, multiple employees can contribute to a single project. These digital productivity tools encourage idea-sharing, creativity, and overall connectedness between management and employees. Moreover, online chat programs and project management tools can help co-workers form stronger relationships with geographically dispersed teams.
Digital workplace technologies are not only transforming business operations, they are enhancing how organizations train and advance their workforce. For example, training sessions can be broadcast live to remote users as well as stored for later sharing. Goal tracking and survey tools also allow managers to give and receive feedback to employees instead of waiting a year for their annual performance review.
When used strategically, technology can help create an environment in which employees feel engaged, motivated and challenged. For a more in-depth look on how to improve company culture through technology, see the accompanying infographic.
Guide provided by Halock Security Labs
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