The average American spends 2,080 hours a year surrounded by coworkers. Think about it, we work 9-5, five days out of the week. Sometimes we work well into the night and weekends. We do this with the same people, day in and day out. Coworkers are a huge part of our lives. When asked the question, “Who is most important in your life?” we are subject to say our family and friends. Consider this, we spend just as much time, if not more, with coworkers. So, shouldn’t they be included in our answers? Some would argue yes; some would argue no. Although, I guarantee the people with a well-balanced and successful work culture would be at the forefront of the yes argument.
What is a successful work culture? What does it mean for the present and future of your business? A successful culture brings with it a bountiful business. When your employees are happy, when your employees are winning, your business wins. The American office is an ecosystem all on its own. Every employee has a specific talent which contributes to the overall health of the office. How can management create a healthy environment for employees? It’s simple: support.
Support comes in many different forms, each one as unique as the employees in your office. Support could be lending a helping hand to an employee who may have a lot on their plate. Support could be encouraging an employee who may feel that their work has been subpar lately. Support could be having a one-on-one lunch with honest conversation and lots of laughs.
Support is taking the time to recognize the individual needs of your employees and working with them to form a productive and safe relationship. Your employee should feel comfortable coming to you with anything. And you should feel comfortable doing the same. Life is hard, and it doesn’t always go as planned. A concrete relationship between employees and management and the establishment of a healthy work-place culture can make a huge impact on the mental well-being of the entire office.
At RJL Solutions, our Executive Team has taken the time to learn everything there is to know about our employees. During bi-weekly team meetings each person relays their fears, their successes and maybe a few personal stories. By engaging in this open dialogue, this emphasis on fear and success pinpoints exactly where our strengths and weaknesses lie. If one person needs help, if one person has a question, there is always an answer. We thrive on our strengths, and we reflect on our weaknesses. We support each other, no matter what that support looks like. We strive to create a healthy and happy workplace culture for everyone. Because when our team is happy, when our team is winning, our clients are happy, our clients are winning. That is the RJL Solutions way.