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How to Build a Strong Corporate Culture in a Small Business

October 21st, 2016

Over the past several years, the small business boom has really taken off. While the small business umbrella covers companies of all shapes and sizes in different industries with unique niches, one common ground all successful small businesses share is embracing a strong corporate culture within their smaller business walls. If you are a small business owner looking to boost a culture of productivity and creativity, consider these helpful corporate culture tips that translate seamlessly to small business culture:

  • Lead by example. Small businesses experience more interaction between the big boss and employees than any other type of business. How you conduct your daily tasks and interactions will cause a ripple effect among your workforce, so make sure it is a positive one!
  • Communicate frequently. Let your values and vision for company culture be known! When employees understand the importance of a goal, they are more likely to want to work towards it.
  • Focus on the team. Each employee has their own individual strengths, even if they have the same job title. Recognize the strengths of your employees and determine how to utilize these strengths in a team setting to work together to achieve a shared goal.
  • Hire for fit as well as skill. Who you hire can significantly impact your company culture in one direction or another. Because of this, it is highly recommended to hire for attitude just as much as aptitude when screening potential new candidates.
  • Think outside the “95” box. A comfortable and relaxed working environment has a direct correlation to a successful corporate culture. Consider implementing creative management strategies and encourage an open office climate while staying within the boundaries of productivity.

Building a positive corporate culture is one of the best ways to boost employee retention and prevent burnout. Working with a trusted staffing partner is a great resource to hone, strategize and cultivate a strong corporate culture within your small business. If you are looking for additional information on boosting your small business corporate culture, contact Ardmore’s top staffing firm at 1st Staffing Group today!

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