Many are reading about and searching for answers around their workplace culture – team dynamics – employee engagement – retention and so much more with regards to today’s leadership and overall workforce. Below are five reasons why you should focus on how you curate your workplace culture itself. Seemlingly simple but many are still missing the target.
This is part 1 of a 3 part series.
So why should you curate your culture?
5 Reasons Why Culture Curation is Important
Preservation of your workplace culture:
- Culture curation helps preserve and protect how you define your core values. What right looks like, feels like, sounds like on the daily. It ensures that important traditions, institutional knowledge, processes, and systems are defined and protected. It safeguards how you do, what you do, when you work together. By creating and curating your culture norms, you can retain employees and attract new team members in the future. Curating helps you maintain a connection between those clearly defined values and actions to achieve the mission and vision.
Education and learning:
- Curating culture allows for educational opportunities, as it enables employees a clear success path. Provides platforms for sharing knowledge and fostering understanding among employees with different experiences and understanding of values. This promotes cross-inclusion, new dialogue, empathy, and appreciation of the total team dynamics.
Promotion of creativity and innovation:
- Culture curation encourages creativity and innovation by showcasing a wide range of practices, processes, systems, and the overall way the work gets done. How employees communicate, collaborate, decision make and more. By curating and exhibiting aligned behaviors, curators inspire and support the creative endeavors of each team member. This fosters a vibrant workplace culture and can contribute to the overall company’s progress and success.
Company identity and cohesion:
- Culture curation plays a crucial role in establishing and reinforcing a sense of community identity and cohesion – total team dynamics. By curating team traditions, curators create opportunities for teams, departments, and divisions to come together, celebrate their shared values, and strengthen working relationships. This helps to foster a sense of belonging and pride, contributing to the overall well-being of individual employees, teams, and the total company.
Financial impact and sustainability:
- Culture curation can have significant financial benefits. Properly curated workplace cultures can retain and attract top talent, leading to increased financial stability and overall company health.
In summary, culture curation is important for defining, preserving, promoting education and learning, fostering creativity and innovation, strengthening team identity, and generating financial impact. It helps us understand and appreciate our world of work while providing opportunities for personal and collective company growth.
Stay tuned for Parts 2 and 3 in this series.