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How to Build Workplace Culture of Competence

One of the best ways to achieve efficiency in business operations and eventually success in any business is through creating a system of departments and workers that can work together and are working in a similar culture of competence in a workplace.

Given that the workers in a company have different motivations on why they work, it is necessary to set the values as to how they should work in their respective departments and roles within the company. Here’s how build a culture of competence in your workplace.

Open the Channel of Communication

The first thing that should be settled is the channel of communication between employees. From top to bottom there should always be an open line of communications between those who are at the top, the administrative departments and those at the bottom, the employees who are responsible for execution.

The thing is there is not smooth flow of policy and instruction if those at the top never has to hear any input from those at the bottom, thus they never know the plight and issues that occur at the bottom end of the production line. All sort of communication is important thus it pays to have an open channel in which there is a free exchange of information and lesser bureaucratic nonsense along the line. 

Upskill the Employees

Being an employee should not only be about work and it should not be about being stagnant and purely getting the salary, working should be about growth and sustainability, which means your salary should be able to sustain you for a quality type of life and at the same time the company should be able to put you into trainings so that you’d also grow as a professional and an individual as well.

When you join a company, you should be more marketable when you come out. Conflict resolution training, supplementary skills trainings, and all sort of trainings from soft skills to actual skills, it should be included in an employee’s upskill sessions so that they’ never stop growing as a professional ever growing and becoming better not only for the company but for themselves as well.

Encourage Professional Discussion

Employees should be encouraged to speak up and join into the decisions making discussions around the company. So, the common trend is that only administration employees are the ones who are heard and listened to when there are significant discussions surrounding a matter in the company.

But in order to create a culture of competence employees from all sectors should be heard if they have something important to say about the matter being discussed. This would also show that the company is giving value to all its employees regardless of rank or position.

Each workplace has a culture in itself, whether it is a good or bad culture, they have a micro culture as it is established and maintained by the people who work in it. Thus, in terms of making a positive culture within an existing workplace is quite a long term yet productive aim for a company to focus on.

Donald Wicks
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