Maintaining a positive work environment, especially in today’s hyper-competitive environment, requires striking the right balance between the needs and expectations of the workforce and that of the organization. Such balance can be achieved when both short- and long-term objectives are an integrated part of the comprehensive yet flexible strategy focused on ensuring longevity. Without such a strategy in place, decisions are driven by short-term business pressures, resulting in short-term impacts, while creating negative consequences long term. These consequences not only risk long-term survival, but they also erode the passion and commitment of the workforce. And the positive workplace environment is degraded. When such environments exist, organizations become vulnerable to the competitive forces in the market and to outside influences, including organized labor for non-represented companies.
Maintaining a positive workplace environment always requires a leadership team that speaks with one voice and a comprehensive and strategic communication plan that is well executed throughout the organization.
Employee support and commitment can be achieved when they are aware of the business climate as well as the goals and objectives of the organization through honest and clear communication. A well-informed workforce, provided with the opportunity to be heard and respected, not only understands the need to strike a balance, but also remains engaged, creating a competitive advantage.
How DPS can help you:
DPS can help you strengthen your employee relations through the development and implementation of HR strategies and communication plans.