Most companies work toward a strong company culture. In today’s world, they understand how valuable it is in both attracting talent and reducing turnover. Maybe in your own place of business, you’re proud of what you’ve built and believe it contributes to employee happiness.
Sometimes a thriving culture can start to fail. The energy that used to pulse around the office now barely hums on a good day, and there’s a lack of enthusiasm that can be felt. Resignation letters start arriving, and the ones who stay clearly aren’t satisfied. Rather than letting your culture fail you, pay attention to these red flags alerting you to a problem.
1. The Buzz is Gone
A once-lively office is now silent, with only the sounds of shifting weight and keyboard clicks. Instead of walking to bounce an idea off of someone, your employees opt for emails. There’s no small talk around the water cooler or laughter about a weekend adventure. Once the crickets come out, you should be worried.
2. The Lunchroom is Empty
Similar to a workspace devoid of noise is a lunchroom devoid of people. Instead of gathering during the lunch hour to take a real break and talk, your team chooses to sit in silence at their desks. Either they keep working or entertain themselves with no desire to speak to anyone else. Comradery is key when it comes to a healthy culture, and losing the lunchroom bonding can indicate you’re heading downhill.
3. People Have Stopped Caring
When your employees are content, they’re more likely to take care of their workspace. As your culture declines, you might notice junk and dust piling up. Gone are the days of people caring about their surroundings; now they opt for filth because they don’t care enough to clean anything.
4. There’s a Lack of Initiative
In your prime, everyone wants to be a part of the challenges. Volunteers are easy to find, and everyone works together to come up with creative solutions. Now, no one takes the initiative to go above and beyond.
5. Everyone Is Pointing Fingers
In a healthy culture, blame is shared when something goes wrong. A team is accountable, instead of a person. When things go south, people begin playing the blame game and calling out someone who is at fault. This is a survival technique, whereas companies thrive when the team sticks together.
Company Culture Depends on Who You Hire
To maintain a positive company culture, you want to bring in employees who get it and are dedicated to preserving it. Good help like this is hard to find, except when you work with Workbox Staffing. We deliver the top talent, tested to make sure they’re the best. Find out how our staffing experts can help you today!