Business growth can be a double-edged sword for organisations trying to balance workplace culture with new clients, stakeholders, incomes, and external responsibilities. It’s important that, as businesses grow, managers don’t lose sight of internal workplace culture.
As organisations scale up, it can be hard to maintain the warmth, openness, and cohesiveness achievable with a smaller team. It’s up to business leaders to envision what their workplaces might look like with 20, or 200 more people, and implement strategies to ensure staff members are satisfied, motivated, and feel like a part of the team.
As new employees enter organisations, it’s important managers don’t let existing employees fade into the background. And, as businesses grow and take on new work, it’s critical that employees continue to experience job satisfaction and recognition for their work.
Ultimately, no matter how far businesses scale up, the need for a strong corporate culture, with supported and motivated employees, is essential. There are three ways organisations can simultaneously scale up and maintain organisational culture:
A growing business can present leaders with challenges around workplace culture, and employee satisfaction. Keeping employees front of mind during an organisation’s growth journey is essential for sustained success, as employees are far more likely to be productive and motivated when they’re properly managed, recognised, and able to grow within the company.
Matt Goss, Managing Director ANZ, SAP Concur