Spring Cleaning for Managers: How to Boost Company Culture

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Spring is a time when many families clear out the closets and clean the cobwebs in the basement. As you are assessing your spring cleaning to-do list, you shouldn’t overlook the importance of “cleaning house” in the office as well. Yes, you can sort through paperwork and clean out the desk drawers. But, the most valuable cleaning that you will do at work is brushing up the daily systems that impact productivity and employee mindset.

As a business owner or manager, you are the person who sets the tone for the rest of the team. So, you need to look for areas that need to be dusted off and improved, helping to optimize overall results in the company. Often, these efforts are focused on mindset and company culture. Here are a few tips to help:

Jim McLaughlin
Transformational Business Coach

Adjust Job Duties

If employees stagnate in their job duties, then it is likely that performance will suffer. Reassess current job roles and have open conversations with your employees to determine areas that need to be changed. These adjustments could be in the form of promotions, changing departments, or cross-training to spread the responsibility.

Take it Outside

Shake things up a little by looking for opportunities to enjoy the sunshine. Employees love the chance to step away from the cubicles and go outside for a break during the day. For example, you might hold a staff meeting outside or invite employees to take an extra break to boost overall morale and focus.

Delegate More Tasks

As the business owner, you shouldn’t be taking responsibility for tasks that can be outsourced or handed to other team members. Look at the ways you are using your time throughout the day. Are there any items that can be handed off to other people? If you are caught up in the busy work, then these tasks are pulling your attention away from other management aspects of running a company. Instead of spending your day on low-tier activities, pass those tasks to other employees.

If you are looking for other ways to improve your management style or company culture, then you need to talk to Jim McLaughlin who offers Leadership Development for Business Owners and Managers: (951) 225-2179