In today’s agile and complex professional environments, great businesses have to adapt at a rapid pace. This can put pressure on employees but it can also offer exponential levels of career growth, job engagement, and personal satisfaction.
By dedicating themselves to their work and seizing the opportunities that come their way, teams can unlock a whole host of benefits that are well worth fighting for.
“A performance culture asks, “How much energy can we mobilise?” and the answer is only a finite amount. A growth culture asks, “How much energy can we liberate?” and the answer is infinite.” - Harvard Business Review
Although employees are regularly expected to go above and beyond in driving organisational growth, this doesn’t mean they always have to operate at full steam. In a compassionate growth culture, employers need to carefully strike the balance between pushing their team to new heights while also providing crucial support.
When employees stay late or reply to emails in their personal time, this effort should be recognised. While overtime can’t always be avoided in a growing business, it definitely shouldn’t be expected. An incentive or even a simple ‘thank you’ can go a long way.
One of the best things about participating in a compassionate growth culture is the number of career opportunities available to every employee. As individuals become more skilled at their job through training and experience, they should be given the chance to climb up the ranks.
A growth culture heavily relies on the creativity of its employees. When a problem arises that needs to be solved, every person’s voice is listened to and taken into consideration. Ideas are implemented quickly as the organisation trusts its team members to make effective decisions.
Whether remuneration comes in the form of a bigger salary or through a competitive commission package, a healthy growth culture rewards the hard work of its employees and sees them compensated fairly and ethically.
As the business gains more financial power, it should consider reinvesting in its employees. After all, growth wouldn’t be possible without them. In a growth culture, leaders recognise the value of their team and facilitate their personal and professional growth as much as possible - offering additional training and other benefits.
The most rewarding jobs are the challenging ones. A compassionate growth culture encourages strong relationships between its team members, giving everyone a network they can turn to in their time of need. Alongside their colleagues, employees will be able to perform optimally.
Even if an employee has been in the same role for years, growth is bound to bring change. New technology will be introduced, internal processes rewritten, and expectations increased or evolved. Support should be provided during these times of change.
The ambitious growth culture of an employee’s workplace shouldn’t mean they can’t love their job. It should push them, certainly, but it should also reward and recognise their accomplishments.
“A growth culture can be tough. You’ll often find yourself going above and beyond. However, it’s worth the extra effort required. If the company does well then so will the employees. When you work for a company where you buy into the collective mission, you’ll really see the part you play in achieving it; you’ll get to see your contribution making an impact and feel valued and appreciated for the work you do.” - Four Recruitment
A compassionate growth culture should never just take; it should provide, nurture, and support.
This careful balance allows great businesses from all over the UK to thrive, keeping up with the evolving climate and scaling their revenue significantly.
To either find a job that values and rewards employees for their hard work or to recruit driven individuals that support organisational growth, speak to Four Recruitment today.
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