How to Win Employees With a Great Work Culture? An Inspiring Example!
Have you ever considered empathy as an important trait that fosters a happy work culture? If you’ve thought of it as a non-essential soft skill, it’s high time you changed your perception!
Here’s a thoughtful reflection on my experience with Bridge Global. Read on as I explore how this world-class custom software development company offers an ideal work environment that makes it a progressive workplace that any techies would love to belong to. 😍
I joined Bridge Global less than a year ago. Its empathetic and charismatic work culture has bewitched me from the beginning and it keeps amazing me each day as I explore more about it. 😊
I believe that successful collaboration, effective communication, and great relationships are a few ingredients to form a positive and serene work environment. And this happens only through empathy. It’s a vital leadership competency and hence crucial for organizations to thrive and succeed.
Why should empathy be central to your work culture?
Workplace trauma plays a crucial role in veiling the effective contribution of an employee towards the organization. It includes masking effective traits such as confidence, team player, punctuality, and leadership skills. Trauma occurs as a result of high stress at a workplace owing to workloads with unrealistic deadlines, micromanagement, undermining of an employee’s skill, or a congested workspace with less or no interpersonal support.
A viable work environment for any newbie begins with a compassionate and empathetic work culture rehearsed at a hierarchical level.
Any employee who starts fresh at a workplace must have had a negative experience, trauma, or a let-down at the previous workplace which might have offered a hostile work environment.
He or she, irrespective of all odds anticipates healthy support in order to establish a healthy workplace connection.
This is inevitable for him/her to contribute positively with an optimum skill for the growth of oneself, the organization, and society.
It takes ample time for a majority of employees to jell well with a new work culture or work environment. Here is how Bridge Global lays a serene and empathetic work culture driven by servant leadership. It helps the fresh minds and the experienced to stay curious, creative, and productive.
What is empathy after all?
Now if you are wondering what empathy actually is, here is the answer. It’s nothing but the ability to relate to your coworkers and clients better. It’s the ability to understand someone else’s feelings and experiences - not in a superficial sense but in a deeper way. It is understanding other’s situations by detaching away from our own perspectives, thoughts, discernments, experiences, prejudices, and understandings.
And, did you know that empathy is a crucial trait to be possessed by software developers? If not, read on to explore the 3 brilliant reasons why software developers should practice empathy.
How does Bridge Global practice an empathetic work culture?
Every employee is nurtured in an empathetic way so that they are self-sufficient to lend a shoulder to the queries of their acquaintances and motivate them to take ownership of the tasks. People-centered leadership or having human-centered leaders is an enviable attribute that very few organizations have the audacity to practice. Each program here is designed to reflect this attribute and here are a few of them.
1. Mentor-Mentee Programs
A well-tailored mentor-mentee program with an experienced mentor kicks off at the time of induction. It helps the Bridgys to blend well into the work culture. The mentor-mentee program aids the employees to establish a bond to share powerful contemplations that would add to the positive development of the association, fellow employees, and oneself.
2. Interactive & Inclusive Team Meetings
Team meetings are an inevitable part of team building and bonding.
It encourages every teammate to voice out their viewpoints and concerns with subject matter experts. This provides space for innovative ideas and thoughts that shape a common objective.
It additionally offers fundamental help to every person to hoist their stability, voice out grievances and seek help. It is also a great platform to shower compliments on fellow employees’ good work.
3. Activities Beyond Work
Inlcuding fun and team building activities can go a long way in making employees super-producitve and happy. Companies f=that treat people as their greatest assets strive to make them feel fulfilled by encouraging them to engage in team-bonding, games, and other fun-filed pursuits.
The vibrant and dynamic work culture at Bridge Global encourages Bridgys to nourish their inherent artistic flairs and hobbies.
Team-based fun contests, celebrations, and get-togethers help each of us to polish and rejuvenate our once-forgotten talents.
Our cultural and sports activities cultivate a sense of oneness that bonds every individual to the core values practiced at the organizational level.
4. Ample Opportunities for Professional Advancement
Professional advancement of employees should be at the heart of any progressive work culture. Smart professionals always want to belong to a place where their skills are appreciated, and where they can improve their expertise and further their career.
A work culture that is conducive to employees' professional advancement is a highlight at Bridge Global.
With sufficient skilled professionals at every aspect of the organizational hierarchy, sufficient training and guidance are ensured on a constant basis.
Setting goals and achieving them on a quarterly basis has been an example of continuous learning, sharing and it proves effective for an absolute spot-on work culture at Bridge.
We have a work culture that is peppered with lots of empathy, enthusiasm, and exquisiteness. It takes a collective effort from all Bridgys to align with the shared set of values, beliefs, and attitudes that guide our organization. And we are proud partakers of it.