Types of Workplace Culture
A workplace has a life of its own, to a certain extent. Each place of employment has its own unique culture and personality, and that personality can be toxic or benign. It can be a breath of fresh air or constantly gloomy and dark.
Whatever your workplace culture may be, it will have an impact on your employees' attitude. It has been noted that having a healthy workplace culture will foster a much better work environment. A non-toxic environment can help to make employees more comfortable, more productive and, overall, much better employees. A toxic work environment might result in disgruntled employees who look at the company they work for as a revolving door. A disgruntled employee may leave the minute they secure a better opportunity, but a healthy work environment could foster more satisfied employees. A satisfied employee may not only work harder but may also be more loyal. The more satisfied an employee is, the more likely they are to stay and work for you long-term.
Ensuring A Healthy Workplace Culture
Here at Barrett & Farahany, we seek to create and offer a healthy workplace culture; a culture where employees are treated family, work as a team, are not afraid to speak up and are happy to come to work. We firmly believe that such an environment is not just conducive to building a good workplace culture but is also better for our clients. A healthy workplace helps facilitate employee satisfaction; higher employee satisfaction leads to higher quality of work for our clients. This sentiment is echoed by the Managing Partner at Barrett & Farahany, Amanda Farahany, who states “Our firm believes that if we turn over every stone, no matter how large, we will find the information we need to help our client fight her cause. Each person in our firm has a role in accomplishing that.” This shows that each employee at Barrett & Farahany, and the contribution they make, is valued.
A few signs of a good workplace culture include:
- A high level of trust in employees:
By trusting your employees and showing confidence in them you are saying that you value and trust their contributions. This is the kind of sentiment that results in employee satisfaction.
- Less office politics:
Employees should not be subjected to menial criticism or unhealthy conversations when they come to work, whether in person or remotely. They should know they are respected, not just by their supervisors, but by their co-workers as well.
- A sophisticated atmosphere
All employees, no matter the work, want their sentiments and work to be acknowledged and respected. Without such an environment there will be a high level of dissatisfaction, which typically means a high turnover rate.
Benefits Of A Healthy Workplace
By ensuring a healthy workplace culture, we are also ensuring that our clients will be able to get the personal attention they, and their cases, deserve. This will foster long-term relationships with clients as well. After all, a client who is treated well is more likely to come back for future needs, as well as refer those who need legal help. This was, in fact, echoed by a recent client of ours who stated that “I will never forget the type of discipline and commitment that it takes to fight power.” She went on to state, “I want you to know that because of your firm, I will be able to look back and say that once in my life, I gave everything I had for justice.”
This kind of client satisfaction is only the tip of the iceberg, as positive client reviews abound for our firm. Some of these reviews can be found by simply doing a Google search of our firm name. We are thankful for our workplace culture, which is a big reason for our 4.6-star rating on Google.