Create a work culture where everyone is valued

Apr 14, 2021

“The role of a creative leader is not to have all the ideas; it is to create a culture where everyone can have ideas and feel that they are valued.” Ken Robinson.

When employees feel valued and appreciated, they will contribute more and perform better at work. They will be more engaged, passionate, and incredibly loyal to their work to help the organization fulfill its purpose and vision. 

Creating a company culture where everyone has a voice is the right thing for a visionary leader to do. There are times when employees will be uncomfortable speaking up, but with the right leadership in place, employees can feel valued and know that their voice matters.

Cultures that value employee voices operate on the belief that work is a reciprocal relationship; it is not just about what employees can do for the company, it’s about what the company does for the employees too. No one wants to be unhappy at work, and in many cases, people do have the power to make basic changes that can improve employee job satisfaction. The problem? Employees often do not speak up, not because they are afraid, but because they don’t feel managers will take the steps to make changes.

There is a way a leader can build a fantastic company culture that will allow every employee to be heard. The most recommended way to do this is to clearly define the purpose of the organization. 

Successful companies are driven by core values, a mission, and a vision, which are expected to drive all decisions. 

Explain that to the employees to make them feel part and parcel of the organization’s progress. 

How then can you make your employees feel valued? Here are a few tips:

  • Recognition. Provide employees with the recognition they deserve.
  • Say “thank you”-This is a simple but effective statement that is often overlooked.
  • Take their opinion into consideration and utilize it as often as possible.
  • Invest in their continued development.

One can use many more strategies to show their appreciation genuinely; these are only a few tips. 

Recent studies have revealed that organizations that effectively appreciate their employees enjoy a much higher return than firms that don't.

The number one factor behind the happiness of employees is appreciation. 


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