Tiffany Noel Taylor is among the top 1% of all Mary Kay earners. Every day, she is working her way through her contacts, making sure each one them feels as fabulous as she can. More than just selling makeup, Tiffany is a master at making sure everyone she comes into contact with leaves inspired and ready to go after their goals.
We live in the era of the gig economy, which is a labor market characterized by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work as opposed to permanent jobs.
Chances are, you know someone who makes money through companies like Airbnb, Lyft, Etsy, Upwork and so on. Companies like these have reshaped the way the mainstream views work. When, how, where, and why can now be flexible aspects of how work gets done. People choose lifestyle and culture fits over paychecks and job security, because it's getting ever easier to find professional meaning and purpose without sacrificing work life balance.
On top of this, access to talent has reached an all time high as platforms like LinkedIn make poaching a company’s best employees easier for recruiters and competitors. So, it's no surprise that companies all over the world are making significant investments in the employee experience with goals to make employees more engaged, productive, and happier by rethinking their physical, digital, and cultural environments.
As I write this, the global business community is in the midst of reshaping what it means to be an employee as well as what it means to work. This in due, in large part, to technology. Entire organizations can now be built without employees being physically present in the same office.
Below, I present 5 TED Talks that examine the future of work and the global workforce.
A positive internal company culture with a collaborative attitude is vital to any company’s well-being, because employees are the true core of any company.
Without a positive cultural environment, things quickly fall apart.
Here's why: When employees can’t rely on a sense of well-being in the workplace, confidence in the company and in team members can be irreparably harmed. Moreover, customer service will suffer from the negativity that continuously festers within the company—as will new customer acquisition, employee and customer retention, and hiring.
Companies can proactively handle such threats to the overall well-being and purpose of a company in several distinctive ways.
Below, I discuss how we at Prialto handled an ongoing negative situation in our Guatemala office several years back. Additionally, I include a variety of company culture examples that will undoubtedly help you nurture your own exemplary culture.