As you grow your small business you will naturally want to recruit new people into your company. That changes the workplace dynamic and it can be a challenge to keep everybody motivated, especially when the going gets tough. Introducing a company tradition could bring the team closer together and ensure your staff are on course to continue to grow the business with you.
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You may be a highly ambitious entrepreneur with limitless energy and motivation, but it's important to remember not everybody who works with you will share the same character traits. As you progressively bring on more staff, you need to invest time in creating a company culture that keeps workers excited about the business and keep people on track during difficult times.
Hey You start-up founder Rebekah Campbell knows all too well about growing pains and told Startup Smart about how introducing a company tradition help keep her staff focused on driving success for the business, especially in when things are looking dour:
“Once we almost ran out of money, some people left and weren’t replaced, we were working out of a garage and it was winter. I knew I had to do something but didn’t have much cash to spend. I decided to start putting on team breakfasts at 8:30am every morning. "It was cheap to buy nice bread and cereal and it got everyone together socialising first thing in the morning."
It could be as simple as Friday afternoon drinks but these small regular gatherings can help build camaraderie and a positive work culture. It's these kinds of things that can motivate workers to band together and help each other through any challenges the business may face.
[Via Startup Smart]