Modern businesses push the concept of a “Positive Work Environment,” touting the word while, at times, not acknowledging what it actually means. In essence, the term is tied to the larger concept of company culture and signifies that the culture fits the company and, in turn, its employees. To break down the aspects that lend to company culture and workplace wellness, let’s examine the three Cs of positive work environments.
Spending 40 hours each week with the same people naturally leads to companionship and strong bonds. The lines between “work friends” and “real friends” blur and fade, eventually leading to workplace friendliness, ease of communication, and overall happiness. That’s not hypothetical, either—experience has proven time and time again that camaraderie offers a slew of benefits, including those mentioned above as well as retention rates and performance. As alliantgroup CEO Dhaval Jadav once said, “The most important assets at our company are our people; and I will continue to do everything in my power to foster an environment that encourages their professional success and growth.” It’s not just the individuals that matter—it’s how they interact with one another to build a warm, welcoming work environment.
One way to influence the culture of a workplace is to set in place one or more core values. These values attract employees who share the same values, and nudge current employees towards a specific mindset. At the same time, values can lead to positive conversations in the workplace about how these ethics can be implemented not just at work, but in the larger world. At alliantgroup, employees meditate on nine core values. Some of these values are personal and introspective, such as energy and passion and high performance. Others, including collaboration and transparency, emphasize the importance of collaboration and communication. When employees can unite under common themes and ideas, they have a means of more easily and readily connecting to one another.
One of alliantgroup’s nine core values is Investment. How is Investment defined in the context of alliantgroup?
“At alliantgroup, we believe in investing in our employees through various training programs and mentorships that we offer. We also encourage our employees to invest in themselves and others. There is no limit to the growth you can achieve.”
Commitment to a company or job cannot be forced upon employees. Rather, it’s something that must be nurtured. By investing in employees, a company invests in itself. This investment is a commitment to everyone across the organization, from interns to the CEO. Commitment implies opportunities to learn and grow, to make mistakes and bounce back stronger. At alliantgroup, we’re committed to this positive growth, and we invest in our employees so that they can continue to shape a positive work environment in return!