The Modern Workplace: Fostering a New Culture at Work
In The Modern Workplace Trends You Need to Know About, we listed the five trends reshaping the world of work. Here, we help you adapt to these trends by evolving your workplace culture.
Improving organisational performance and job satisfaction starts by addressing five essential questions. Read these questions here, and access inspirational resources.
Question One: How do I Engage and Motivate my People?
Research by Gallup shows that disengaged employees cost the UK economy £52-70 billion a year. There are scores of articles demonstrating the correlation between unhappy staff and:
- sub-optimal customer experiences (and lower Net Promoter Scores)
Disengaged or disgruntled personnel can also compromise your security. Here, our physical security specialists tells how he talked his way past complacent staff, into the very heart of a financial institution: When Security Gets Physical. Engaging and motivating your team needn’t be complicated. We all share a fundamental need to feel valued and heard. Take the temperature of your staff with surveys - Insights: How to create an employee engagement survey.
And these articles on motivation and engagement are packed with wisdom on how to create a modern workplace culture to optimise employee performance:
- 10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Motivate Employees
- 59 Awesome Employee Engagement Ideas and Activities
Question Two: What Would Boost my Team’s Creativity?
By automating low-level tasks and reducing inefficiencies, you’ll give your team a valuable gift: more time to be creative. Research by McKinsey, below, illustrates how better communication and collaboration tools could raise productivity by up to 25%.
Here are actionable takeaways to help you foster creativity in your workplace:
- 15 Ways Leaders Can Promote Creativity in the Workplace
- 5 Ways to Inspire Creativity in Your Employees
And if you're looking for better communication and collaboration tools for your organisation, we both use and recommend Microsoft Teams. Click below to download our free eBook.
Question Three: How do we Move from Data to Insights?
There's a massive shift towards information that's predictive. Many professionals, particularly finance teams, are trapped in an endless cycle of score-keeping. They'd relish the art of predictive analytics, but don't have the time. Explore these gems:
- 49 Analytics Experts Share Their Best Strategy to Turn Data into Actionable Insights
- How to Tame Your Data for Reporting Freedom
This is how Microsoft does it:
For our technical readers, here’s something else from Microsoft:
Question Four: How do I use AI to Make my People Work Better?
Artificial intelligence mimics how humans operate. If you’d like to learn more, this is a five-minute read in plain-English: Artificial Intelligence 101: Everything You Need to Know to Understand AI. So, how can you deploy AI to help your people? Check these out:
- 5 Ways to Make AI Work for Your Organisation
- Microsoft AI drives innovation - includes case studies and videos
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Question Five: How do I Create a Workplace Culture my People Love?
Ensuring your people have the tools to do their best job, and that IT support is available when they need it, is great place to start. Get this right, and everything else will be easier. The Microsoft Managed Desktop Service delights users and liberates your IT pros to focus on value added activities - learn more here: Launching the Next Generation of Desktop Management. And you can tap into more modern workplace resources here: A Modern Workplace with Microsoft.
Now for some brilliant right brain stuff we’ve handpicked for you:
- 3 Tips to Create a Workplace Culture That Employees Love
- 10 Top Tips to Create a Happy Workplace and Boost Employee Engagement
- 12 Secrets to Keeping Employees Happy Without a Raise
We hope you're enjoying our Modern Workplace blog series. Hopefully this blog has given you some insight into how to promote a culture change in your workplace. Feel free to reach out to us if you’d like our help with any of the areas touched on.