Why invest in company culture?
Three words: attraction, retention, engagement.
Attracting employees has become difficult, as millennials are now looking for jobs and they have become very picky when selecting an employer. You may have heard the best way into a millennial’s heart is to offer snacks and turn their desk into a ping pong table. However, that’s not what makes them stick around. As CultureIQ’s article “Culture Matters: Why Is Corporate Culture Important” states, “companies in the top-quartile of employee engagement are 22% more profitable than those in the bottom-quartile.” They got this information from a Gallup meta-analysis, which also proves that the better engaged your employees are, the better customer experience becomes. Customers will see the benefits of your company culture when interacting with your staff, which in turn gives your company a better reputation. Focus on your organization’s values and growth opportunities instead of coming up with “perks” to offer employees. Having meaningful values and giving employees purpose will help you attract and retain new hires.
Investing in company culture shows that you appreciate your employees and that you are willing to put in the effort to keep them happy, which goes a long way with not only millennials, but all age groups. This will boost productivity and performance levels in your employees overall, since happy employees are successful employees. Dealing with a high turnover is sometimes unpleasant and gets expensive, so investing in company culture is one of the best things you can do to improve your employee retention.
So what does this have to do with office furniture?? Office furniture plays a significant role in company culture and employee engagement. Having the right furniture for your employees’ work habits increases employee engagement. If your team is extremely collaborative, but you only offer them full-height cubicles to work in, they’re not going to collaborate as easily or as often. Ethosource can help customers figure out the best furniture solutions to fit right in with their company culture. We can design exactly what you need by blending all different types of product to get your desired results.
Here are a few examples of projects we did to fit the company’s culture:
Check out our Environments pages to see specific examples of what Ethosource can do in your office space. We offer products for corporate, education, tech, healthcare, law firms, banking, and hospitality environments. Don’t see your industry on our website? Call us today to talk with a sales representative about what Ethosource can do for you!