| Oct 6, 2021

3 Ways To Build a Great Company With a Heart for People

Follow these three steps to create a work environment that truly puts people first.
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By Eric Thurston |

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Everyone longs to work in a place where they are valued and their skills are appreciated. Unfortunately, many workers and leaders tend to focus more on the overall performance of the organization than they do on themselves and each other. This can create an environment that leaves employees feeling unappreciated, which can ultimately have a negative effect on the company’s objectives and bottom line. An organization can achieve much more when everyone does their part to create a suitable environment to work in.

To build a company that truly has a heart for people, every worker should follow these three steps: 

1. Do Your Job

The first thing that can make your company an effective and productive working environment is doing your job. This might sound obvious, but there are a lot of people who head to work every day without a clear idea of what they do, no matter their title or position. That’s why it’s important to truly understand your role in the company, not just in terms of your position but also in terms of the value you add to the overall efficiency at your place of work.

With a good understanding of the role you play in the organization, it’s possible to set a standard for success. What do you want to accomplish at the end of the day? You need a clear view of what you want to achieve since this is the only way to derive a sense of satisfaction from the work you do. The success of the entire enterprise relies on the success of individual employees. As such, when everyone is doing their clearly defined job, the organization will succeed in its overall objective.

The fulfillment you’ll get from doing your part for the benefit of the whole will be motivation enough for you to do your work as well as you can, which brings us to the next step. 

2. Do It Incredibly Well

The second thing that makes your company a great place in which to work is doing your job incredibly well. Feeling a sense of accomplishment goes a long way toward persistent motivation, and being motivated, in turn, fuels production and ultimately a sense of accomplishment. 

Once you understand your responsibilities, it’s essential to execute them as best as you can. Part of this depends on the attitude you have about the work you do.

Maintaining positivity is a crucial component of being a good team player – you don’t want to bring people down with negativity. Keep in mind that the way you treat and relate to others can affect their performance. This is why being a team player is a great way to nurture a productive work environment.

You’ll also need to put a lot of effort into what you do rather than doing it casually. While the work you do every day could be the same, you shouldn’t handle your tasks mechanically. Instead, you should look for ways to improve because your success is beneficial to the organization.

Putting in the work also benefits you in the long run, as this is a way of placing yourself in a position to be considered for promotions. Once you are ready to handle more responsibilities, trust that your supervisors will notice your resilience and give you a better position.


3. Have Fun Along the Way

Once you know what you need to do and start doing it incredibly well, all that’s left is to have a little fun as you tackle your daily tasks. When you are overly competitive and serious about everything, it’s hard to enjoy your work since you start seeing your fellow employees as threats rather than assets.

You should strive to maintain a well-balanced mental, physical, and social state at work, too. It’s the only way to ensure consistent satisfaction and success in your tasks. It’ll also make you someone other people want to be around or look to for assistance.

Most people end up overcomplicating things and viewing their responsibilities as a contest against others. This can close you off from the help that other members of the organization can provide. Instead, you should become open to learning and interacting with other employees, which can lead to a healthier, more positive work environment.

If you are a fun person to be around, you’ll also be in a good position to aid others when they need guidance or a different perspective. Only by working together can a team of different individuals become great and effective.

Start Today

Putting these values into practice throughout your workday is easy, and you can begin the process right now. When everyone does their job well and enjoys doing what they do, the company becomes a productive environment that nurtures success. With these three simple strategies, you can help make your organization more efficient and satisfying for everyone. It doesn’t take a lot to build a company with heart, and the benefits will be well worth the effort.

Eric Thurston
Executive Author

President and CEO, TCP Software

Eric has more than 20 years of software industry expertise and is an accomplished software leader, enabling many of the world’s leading organizations to improve business performance with technology. view profile


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