People are different. A company have to take into consideration so many aspects – at least three generations, no less than three genders, a variety of religious preferences, and countless of priorities and requirements. The main question is how to address them so that everyone can fit in, so that the business will prosper?
The key aspect of a company’s identity is its values. They build the culture and differentiate one organization from the others (the competition especially). The general understanding is that the values of companies and its employees should match to create a harmonious group that will prosper together. They should be implemented by all employees to guarantee symbioses between the face and the soul of the company.
However, experts now state that innovation and impact can be achieved only if the status quo is questioned. So, the idea of onboarding people that do not fit the mold is becoming more popular.
In any case, to face the differences, which people bring to the workforce, any organization should embrace one value in particular – tolerance to customers’ and employees’ needs and believes. Being respectful and inclusive is key to establishing a working team.
The final goal is what it matters. Setting concrete objectives and discussing how they will be met is the only way to have clear expectations and be sure that both parties will be happy. Finding the way might be guided by general principles, but at the end of the day it is the results that will be counted.
Hence, how flexible you will be within the organization should also be integrated in the company’s values. The only way for such dynamic process to be successful is to have it grounded in the foundations.
Leadership and motivation
Values and culture cannot exist without a strong leadership. Even if you decide to focus on matching company’s and employees’ values, the organization will not survive it the long term. The differences in people will introduce deviations, which will bring imbalance and eventually the organization will be paralyzed. While, a strong leader will spot the fluctuations and will guide the team as a role model and/or a motivator.
No matter, which approach an organization will embrace, it should admit the fact that there are no two absolutely similar people in the world. We are individuals and companies should adopt a corresponding tactic to face it.