As a manager, you’re very aware that a positive company culture isn’t something that just happens. The shared values, goals, attitudes, and practices that make your company unique were carefully cultivated to create a work environment you’re proud to oversee.

However, things won’t just stay this way on their own. If you don’t constantly work to maintain a positive culture that truly works for your team, things will fall off track. Here’s some advice to help ensure your amazing culture stays firmly intact.

Four Ways to Actively Work on Improving Company Culture

Lead by Example

People don’t respect a boss who doesn’t follow their own rules. Therefore, it’s imperative that you behave in the same manner that you expect from your team. This means you need to treat everyone with respect, come into work on time, follow the dress code, and model every other positive behavior you want your employees to display. As someone in a high-profile position, employees will follow your lead — so make it a good one.

Schedule Team-Building Activities

Your employees need time away from work to bond on a human level. This makes holding regular team-building activities important because it gives them a chance to get to know each other outside the office. There’s no shortage of activities to choose from — i.e., team lunches, happy hours, bowling events, scavenger hunts — that fit every budget. Employees will come away from these activities feeling closer and more comfortable with one another, which will allow them to work better together.

Be Transparent

No one likes to be left in the dark. Being transparent with your team makes them feel valued while building trust and creating a deeper level of understanding. For example, people might have a hard time grasping the need to follow a certain rule until you explain why you put it in place. Getting on the same page with your staff on everything from company direction to policies and management expectations is a must for people to be engaged and do their best work.

Stop Problematic Behavior

Being the disciplinarian isn’t always easy, but as the boss, it’s your job. When unacceptable behaviors take place on your watch, it’s important to let the offending employee(s) know they won’t be tolerated. Failing to do this can cause your team to lose your trust and, in extreme cases, could even put their safety in jeopardy. Looking the other way can be tempting, but nothing good will come of it.

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