Creating a vision for your company culture
Your business may have an awesome product; you may be a great CEO, but business culture is essentially what keeps your employees working happily, and happy employees are happy business. Create a vision for what you’d like your culture to be, and make it happen. Check out the following videos for inspiration.
Inspiration from Southwest Airlines
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This YouTube clip is a day in the life of Southwest Airline’s culture committee. What is a culture committee? At Southwest, it is important that the different departments of the company let other departments know they are appreciated. The culture committee chooses different groups of employees to honor and spoil.In this particular video, the committee meets every incoming flight at LAX.
They provide food for the flight attendants and crew of each plane, and insist that the flight attendants relax while the culture committee cleans and prepares the plane for the flight out. Developing an environment in which your employees have an appreciation and respect for each other and the jobs they do is a strong foundation for a work culture that breeds success.
Inspiration from Paycom
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This video is a fun example made by Paycom employees at their end of the year party. Throughout the video, you see employees having a great time with each other. The running theme has employees describing themselves and their roles in the company, and again the culture that emerges is appreciation for each other. You even see CEO, Chad Richison, among the partiers. He’s a big part of the family like culture of the company.
Clips to share with your team
As for a few inspirational clips that you can show your employees for a bit of motivation, try one or all of the following:
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The above is a series of clips of famous people telling their success stories. Jim Carey, Tyler Perry, Steve Jobs, sports figures, etc.— they didn’t just wake up successful. Listen to their stories about drawing success to yourself.
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The above video is called Famous Failures. Anyone who has experienced any bit of success knows that failure and rejection come first for the vast majority. Who wouldn’t try harder knowing that Michael Jordan was told in junior high school that he’d never be a ball player? He didn’t even make the junior high school team.
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Last but absolutely not least, it doesn’t matter the business, the crowd, or the culture—no one is going to have a bad day after watching Rocky Balboa work out and train to Eye of the Tiger.