Summary: Employee engagement is a vital ingredient to the success at Intranet Connections. That’s why we came up with our SPICE acronym: simplicity, positivity, integrity, creativity, and empathy. Keeping our employees engaged with these five core values not only keeps them at the company for longer but improves productivity in the workplace.
Sugar and spice make everything nice in our office. Employees work hard, enjoy coming into work, have their work recognized, and form great relationships with each other. For some, the ability to engage with others comes naturally, but most often it is a skill set just like any other within an office that needs to be developed, practiced and worked on. Employee engagement shouldn’t have to rely on surveys and ratings, that’s why we’ve made our 5 core values that we’d like to share with you today.
The first step in creating the type of workplace that is more than just a necessity is simplifying processes that were previously time-consuming or frustrating. A few items we’ve simplified include:
Generating an environment of positivity is crucial to employee satisfaction. Make your employees feel values, celebrate wins and milestones, and provide feedback about the areas employees are thriving in, not just the areas that need improvement.
Integrity is a fundamental value at Intranet Connections. We ensure to strive for integrity every day with the work we do, for our clients as well as for ourselves. Generating trust is no easy task – but ensuring that you’re doing your best, and being honest in your work goes a long way. A few elements to improve the integrity at work include:
Creativity is a crucial element in the office. Competition is our industries is fierce, and we need to find creative solutions to stay in the game. Promoting a culture that cultivates creativity requires out of the box thinking, open discussions, and systems that reinforce the creative process. A few tools to assist with generating a creative space are:
Empathy is the ability to relate to thoughts or emotions of others, and display and understanding. It’s a powerful tool that leaders should possess to make their employees feel valued. By listening to feedback, keeping an open mind, and understanding where your employee is coming from, employees will feel valued contribute to the team and improve productivity. Tips to displaying empathy:
We like to SPICE it up in our office, and hope you can look into some takeaways to engage your employees and improve productivity in the workplace. Have any questions or suggestions on how you can develop your core values in the office? Leave us a comment below!