With digital transformation, innovative ways of working, and new communication channels, company management has to keep step with staff members’ changing expectations. To boost productivity and performance in the age of digital workplaces, putting people at the heart of your strategy now matters more than ever. How? By focusing on three key ingredients: well-being, collaboration, and diversity.
Well-being boosts productivity
Modern, digital companies make team well-being a priority. Happy employees are six times less likely to be off work, half as likely to take sick leave, and nine times more loyal to their company. They are also 31% more productive and 55% more creative. So managers should do all they can to create a positive working environment.
* Source: MIT/Harvard
There are a number of ways in which managers can enhance well-being at work. Employees thrive on intrapreneurship (to boost autonomy and initiative), flexibility, and responsive working conditions. Some companies even appoint chief happiness officers who are responsible for creating pleasant workplaces that encourage staff to give their best. With positive working conditions, managers can also foster greater collaboration within their teams.
Collaboration drives performance
When all employees are emotionally engaged, team spirit will be stronger. Everyone knows that they are a key link in the chain and that their skills, expertise, and opinions are equally valued and respected. You can improve your company’s performance and success by learning how to work together better.
Just like a soccer team, your staff is more than the sum of its parts. A well-balanced skillset, together with a smart division of tasks, is the basis of a winning strategy. The key is to provide your teams with a stimulating environment, and you’ll all reap the benefits.
To boost collaboration, there’s nothing better than improving internal communication to inspire staff to share, speak up, and give feedback. Managers are the catalysts: they encourage employees to speak their minds, use their initiative, and work together. Everyone feels free to offer ideas to support the company and overall performance while respecting everyone else’s opinions and skills.
Diversity sparks tolerance
A company is a full-blown ecosystem. Reconciling cultural differences is a significant challenge. You have to embrace diversity and overcome prejudices and natural biases to become a real force. A multicultural workplace is a tolerant workplace.
Well-being, collaboration and diversity are key ingredients in creating working conditions for happy and effective staff. And training is an excellent way to help your management team and staff members fully grasp these concepts.
Are you ready to lead in a digital workplace? Take our test.