To create a healthy work culture, it is vital to emphasize morals, inclusivity and empowerment. This means embracing, not punishing, those who have a commitment to their families and ensuring they have a safe work environment with set boundaries, as well as mutual respect. So how can one create a work environment that embodies the values and closeness of a family?
First, setting rules and values that are easy to understand and follow is important. This includes discussing appropriate behavioral and cultural expectations. Establishing values gives employees a better understanding of the rules, and helps explain why your company exists in the first place.
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Empathy allows employees to feel validated and understood, and an easy way to show empathy is through engaged listening.
Additionally, along with attentive listening, employers should be able to effectively communicate with their employees. This means practicing patience, identifying issues and speaking in a calm and considerate manner. Employers should also be able to properly express and celebrate the successes of their workers.