For nearly five years in a row, Google’s corporate offices – all of them across the globe – rank as the number one best place to work. It isn’t just that their offices look like living rooms or that Ping-Pong tables line the break rooms. This billion-dollar company attracts and retains top performers because their company culture shows temporary and permanent staff that they are valued, not just as employees, but as people.
You don’t have to run a Fortune 500 company to build a nurturing and innovative workforce culture. While stress-relieving gadgets, complimentary lunches and ergonomic office chairs can impact morale, there are other elements to workplace culture. Open door policies, emphasis on work-life balance and opportunities for personal and professional growth are all great and inspiring ways to boost office culture. In order for this type of culture to be a success, business owners and managers should make sure employees, both permanent and temporary, understand and internalize these values.