Office CultureWhat is culture? – The behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular ______ group.Culture. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved February 26, 2011, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/culture
Individual – Team – Office Culture• Why is understanding our own office culture important? – Culture helps us understand core values and behaviors of a group; it helps us maintain a sense of direction as a member of the group Senn, L., & Hart, J. (2006). Winning teams-winning cultures. Long Beach, CA: Leadership Press.
How do we influence our office culture?• Motivation• Expectations• Conflict
How do we build a culture of recognition?• Recognition – Activities• Rewards – Programs
Why should we build a culture of recognition?• To improve: – Morale – Motivation – Teamwork – Retention – Quality – Productivity
Job Satisfaction Survey Results1. Interesting work2. Opportunities for development3. Enough information4. Enough authority5. Enough help and resources6. Friendly, helpful coworkers7. See results of own efforts8. Competent supervision9. Clearly defined responsibilities10. Good payAccel-Team. (2010). Application of employee motivation theory in the workplace. Retrieved February 26, 2011, from http://www.accel-team.com/motivation/practice_01.html