A PwC survey confirms that more than 40% of CEOs view workplace culture as an essential component to attain and retain talented employees. On the other hand, millennials and Gen Z employees prefer to work in a workplace environment where the company prioritizes positive workplace culture over salary.
In fact, modern workplace culture is more flexible than ever and ensures employee satisfaction. Progressive companies such as Mechanical Power, understand the value of investing in their employees to drive growth and create a positive and non-authoritative workplace environment.
Whether it’s a startup or a giant corporation, the hierarchical approach is still the same. Instead, it is an individual approach towards employees that continues to change. With the advent of digitalization and the IT revolution, companies were already heading towards a broader workplace cultural approach.
Pandemic Crisis and the Need for Drastic Changes
The pandemic crisis managed to push companies to roll out a more flexible work culture. From remote work environment to hybrid work model, the new work culture changes will echo for decades to come. A high degree of flexibility allows employees to maintain high productivity standards and lead the charge for transformative changes in the organization.
At its core, it is a smarter work approach that leads to balanced work and life and renders complete job satisfaction. Currently, the transformation of a new age of workplace culture is still in its infancy. In fact, you can expect even more revolutionary changes in modern management and work practices in the foreseeable future.
The Changing Organizational Culture
After decades of changes in the workplace environment that shapes modern organizational culture, the newer workplace changes have the semblance of the industrial revolution. Apart from the magnitude of these changes, senior executives are optimistic to usher in a new era of more progressive workplace culture. “At our organization, COVID was not the catalyst for cultural change.” says Brent LaLonde, President of Mechanical Power, Inc.
“Well before COVID we made drastic changes to work hours, flexibility and dress code to enhance work/life balance for our team,” states LaLonde. “We have flattened the organization, genuinely operate as a collaborative team and have revised procedures to better empower employees and be accountable for their value add to the business.”
Flexible and Smart Workplace Culture
The combination of flexible and smart workplace culture renders an agile workforce. And when companies learn to optimize their skilled workforce, it becomes easier to sustain a competitive edge and as well as maintain retention rates.
“Mechanical Power has always been a business that is not excessively penny conscious, and we provide employees with the tools, software and resources they need to more efficiently perform their work functions. Transparency is big in our culture. “ says Mr. LaLonde.
Our employees have started to realize and recognize that time is their most valuable asset. So, it makes sense for to create a culture that instills strong values and allows employees to balance their work and life without any strings attached.
Autonomous Workplace Culture
Although many companies have their reservations and issues, the future of workplace culture looks remote. It represents an agile and empowered work style for companies to clear distractions and head in the right direction. However, the flexible blend of traditional and remote workplace culture is another model that offers various autonomous benefits.
At Mechanical Power, we say what we do and do what we say. People are accountable. We all make mistakes, diagnose their root cause and do our best to prevent reoccurrence. The component of honesty in our culture leaves everyone with minimal anxiety and frees them up to generate breakthrough change and competitive advantage.
At Mechanical Power, we say what we do and do what we say.
People are accountable.
Mechanical Power’s culture will always be evolving, but we focus on having fun while delivering results. With favorable outcome comes greater flexibility, reward, overall job satisfaction and a feeling of sincere unity and purpose. Further, our cultural changes have led us to a point of regularly setting all time company records for top line and bottom-line growth.
Our employees are happy to come to work, proud of who we are, what we do and are able to spend more time with their families or doing things they personally love. At Mechanical Power, we work to live, not the other way around. And our customers, suppliers, employees and their families are better for it.