The Vital Role of Company Culture (and How BPA Software Can Help)
Every company has a culture. It’s the sum of your organization’s goals, values, visions, philosophy and standard processes. Though it may go unnoticed or undefined, company culture is there. And when you’re bringing in new employees, how well they integrate into your existing culture plays a major role in how well they’ll do as part of your team.
Defining Your Culture
Before you can work on integrating new employees into your company culture, you need to understand what your culture is and should be. To do this, think about the goals, values, and processes your company prioritizes and how that shows up in the day-to-day behavior of employees and leaders.
The right kind of company culture can foster a successful, results-oriented environment. That’s why it’s so important to quantify what type of culture exists in your company and what the culture should look like. Then, you can make sure the people currently working in your department know what sort of culture and vision they’re a part of.
Spreading Good Culture
Once you know what sort of culture you want to cultivate in your company, you need a way to transmit it. For new employees, this typically begins during the hiring process. The kind of culture you present will help determine what kind of applicants you attract and hire. More formally, though, it begins with new-employee orientation. Here, employees learn about their roles and responsibilities and how the company functions.
Company culture isn’t static. It evolves as the company grows and develops. Ideally, it becomes something that supports the company and employees toward better results and improved performance. And for that to keep going, you need a way to communicate culture throughout the company.
In an increasingly digital world, it doesn’t make any sense to keep business processes plodding along in the slow lane. But modern software solutions aren’t just a way to improve business processes. They also make it easier to coordinate and communicate within the company. And they can be one of the most powerful tools you have for integrating new employees into your workflow.
Online document management systems let you share information instantly throughout the company. Capital project management software makes it easier to coordinate on large-scale projects. And software for purchase orders, AP automation, and travel and expense management make it simple to enforce your company’s policies across the board.
Utilizing Business Process Automation (BPA) software and other Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions makes it easier to integrate new employees. It speeds communication, automatically enforces the policy side of company culture, and helps keep everyone on the same page. You’ve put time and effort into developing a good company culture. Now let us help you support it with reliable, easy-to-use software solutions.