Building a Positive Workplace Culture

Building a Positive Workplace Culture

Company culture is the backbone of a happy workforce. It has an impact on almost every aspect of a business, from attracting top talent to increasing employee satisfaction.

Having a good workplace culture is the first step to helping the employees stay happy and productive at work. In fact, a company’s working culture determines how people interact with each other and function at work when no one is watching them.

At Magic Map, we’ve worked on reinforcing our culture over the last ten years and have accumulated a few tips to create a pleasant and healthy workplace culture.


Establish trust

Maintaining open channels of communication with your staff and linking your behaviour with the values of your firm is the key to winning over employees’ trust. Employees are more likely to stay with their current employer if they believe they are being treated fairly and enjoy going to work every day.

It’s vital for employers to have a trustworthy relationship with their staff. When your employees have faith in you, they will believe in your decisions. However, trust cannot be won overnight; it must be earned over time through strenuous efforts.

Most importantly, be honest with your staff, even if they don’t want to hear it. As a leader, you must be prepared to share the unpleasant truths with your colleagues and motivate them to improve. Remember to recognise your own faults; this will aid in the development of an accountability culture.

Emphasis on employee wellness

​​Employee well-being is the bedrock of positive workplace culture. Without healthy personnel, no company can expect to develop a great culture. To contribute to a healthy working culture, employees must be at their best — physically, psychologically, and emotionally.

Effective employee well-being is about stressing a solid work/life balance while encouraging employees to keep healthy and active. It’s also about fostering a positive work atmosphere in which employees feel valued and respected. That way, if somebody has a concern, they’ll feel comfortable discussing it.

After the pandemic, many companies have adopted remote working and implemented policies to help employees achieve a better work-life balance, such as flexible hours depending on their workload, stress level, and childcare needs.

Define the ideal workplace culture

Before you shape your company’s working culture, define the ideal qualities you wish to incorporate into your company. There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all company culture; different companies have different priorities.

Communicate the concept of ideal workplace culture to your team/employees and build appropriate policies and procedures to assist you in getting started. Everything from employees, employee pay and benefits, dress code, systems, processes, values, office layout and more have an impact on your company culture, so consider any changes before they are made.

Online surveys are a great way to give you useful information about the company’s current culture and employee engagement. By analysing employee feedback, you can bridge gaps between the existing culture and the culture you hope to achieve.

Keep everyone connected

After the pandemic comes the new age of hybrid and working remotely, which provides employees greater flexibility and autonomy. However, there are certain drawbacks. Many remote workers might feel ‘‘left out’’ of the workplace because of the lack of shared physical space and meet face-to-face.

Team building activities are a great way for teams to bond and connect. The right activities will boost employee engagement and allow your team members to interact on a deeper level.

Consider trying some of these remote team building activities with your remote crew:

  • Virtual scavenger hunt
  • Netflix party
  • Virtual book club
  • Team fitness challenge
  • Game nights.


It’s time to build your culture.

Building and improving your workplace culture takes a commitment to understand your current culture climate and then implement the types of strategies that will most effectively improve your company’s culture.

As mentioned, the formula for success is different for different businesses. But keep in mind, building a culture of trust, good communication, and happy employees is worth the effort.