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Posted on 30/07/2021 by Evan Church
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Categories: Business and Industry, Vending

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Companies with a strong work culture appeal to job candidates looking for a permanent position and the opportunity to develop. Organisational culture promotes a positive, structured work environment that helps companies achieve success. In this article, we discuss why organisational culture is important.

A successful business is more than just sales, it’s the people behind the scenes, but it’s not without a strong bond between all the people that work at a company. Reports from Deloitte said that 94% of executives and 88% of employees believe that a happy and healthy workplace is what’s important to a thriving business.

Why is company culture important to a business? It’s driving a force that improves productivity, reduces absences, increases collaboration, and is seen as a valuable asset to a business.

What is company culture?

Employees may see company culture as one of the most important factors when considering career opportunities. When a business is looking into improving their company culture, they can’t just flick a switch, and everything changes. It has to be improved over time. Company culture is a set of attitudes, values, beliefs, goals and so much more. It encompasses not just one thing, but every area of a business.

The nine core elements of company culture

What gives your business its character? Essentially, it comes down to the nine elements that company culture is made from:

  • Vision and values 
  • Operations 
  • Communication 
  • Leadership 
  • Recognition 
  • Learning and development 
  • Environment 
  • Pay and benefits 
  • Wellbeing

These elements also allow employees to have an understanding of how things are done in the workplace. 

Healthy team environment

It doesn’t have to be a certain industry where company culture is important, it applies to all businesses looking to create a healthy environment for their employees. Having a clear culture that unifies employees and promotes organised work structures helps make the work have a purpose. 

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How to improve organisational culture

If you’re in a leadership position at work, follow these steps to ensure your team achieves success in the workplace:

  1. Communicate well
  2. Listen to concerns and ideas
  3. Provide feedback
  4. Be consistent

Avoid giving preferential treatment and treat everyone in the same professional manner. Being consistent in your leadership efforts helps people experience a sense of stability.

Company culture and refreshments

Adding a breakout room that provides people with their favourite snacks and drinks through vending is much more convenient than going to the local corner shop. It not only saves employees money but brings people together.

Vending machines not only provide refreshing solutions but also tie into improving company culture. You know you are recognised by your employer as a hard worker when the company provides you with somewhere to have a well-deserved break and to enjoy great food and drinks 

Vending machines might be a great advantage to your business, but you also need to think about employee wellbeing. Chocolate bars and fizzy drinks might be able to provide that helpful sugar boost. However, turning a vending machine like the Merchant Media 2 into a CQUIN compliant refreshment solution, to provide healthier options (Eat Natural snack bars, Diet Coke, Pepsi MAX, etc.) may ensure people are nourished without overdoing the sweet treats.

How can vending surrounds help?

Vending machines play an important role in the workplace and are one factor that can positively affect staff morale, which ultimately leads to increased productivity. 

Vending surrounds not only improve the appearance of the vending area, but they also shine a positive light on company culture. They bring a friendly and informal atmosphere where an employee can enjoy their break. 

The BevMAX Media 2, the Merchant Media 2, if you want to include a coffee machine then you have the Vitro S3Flavia Creation, the NEO, and more. These machines would be the perfect fit for your vending surround and help improve company culture. 

In conclusion

Create a place of work that excites employees to go in every morning with the motivation to do well. A supportive culture will reduce employee stress and lead to a healthier, happier workforce.

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