Last week on The Render Podcast, we discussed our first company’s core value, Work Hard, Live Well. As a team we are committed to being “present where are feet are” by focusing our attention where we presently are. At work that looks like producing big, needle-moving results and when we are at home we choose to be present with our families/friends. Today, we are diving deeper into our second core value –
Creating community within your company or organization is not only important but essential. Think about it, you spend 40+ hours a week with your coworkers, that’s roughly 1920 hours if you work 48 weeks out of the year. That’s a whole lot of time to spend with someone you barely know. Not seeing the value yet, let’s look at it another way. Have you ever worked in an environment where you were just another employee? Maybe you enjoyed the work but spent all of your time at your desk because there was no one to connect with? I’d imagine it wasn’t a place you wanted to spend 1920 hours of your time. As soon as the clock hit 5 pm, you were out of there.
Now, what if you worked at a place that you were known? Your boss checked in on how you were doing, your coworker lended a helping hand, and your work was celebrated? Wouldn’t you want to work there? I know, I would. That’s what working on a team is like and that’s why creating a community within your team is so important. You work harder, your employees work harder, and your work is better. Why? Because your team takes ownership of their tasks because they know they are cared for.
So, now that we’ve broken down the importance of creating a community, how do you practice it? There are a variety of ways to keep your company community oriented. Here’s a brief list –
We dive even deeper into community in our latest podcast episode, so give it a listen. We hope you will join us every Wednesday at 8am when episodes drop. Hit the subscribe button to make sure we can continue to bring you quality content for FREE!
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