You and your team work long hours together, day in and day out, and the workplace culture that surrounds you can make or break your experience. A positive culture boosts productivity and engagement and minimizes turnover and stress. It leads to benefits for employees, employers and the bottom line.
A psychologically healthy workplace, according to the American Psychological Association (APA),
nurtures employee health and well-being and enhances organizational performance and productivity by promoting practices in five categories:
- Employee involvement
- Work-life balance
- Employee growth and development
- Health and safety
- Employee recognition
How can you foster a more positive workplace? Start with your values, and build your organizational culture around them. Be intentional about your actions, and make sure they align with these values. At MedHQ, our core values are: Respect, Innovation, Trust, and Energy (RITE). Here are some of the steps we take to reflect our beliefs.
Mutual respect is fundamental to our interactions, with both colleagues and clients. We are empathetic in our interactions, treating others as we would like to be treated. We look for common ground and listen to understand one another, and we’re generous in expressing appreciation and thanks.
We’re fueled by curiosity, asking “why” and learning constantly. Innovative technology, systems, and processes will help us serve clients better, so we explore and embrace new tools that will enhance the value of our services.
A simple rule, “Do what you say you’re going to do,” builds trust among team members and confidence with clients. We set realistic expectations, speak honestly, safeguard confidentiality, and follow through on our promises.
We’re not automatons who just clock in, put our heads down, do the work, and go home. Every individual on our team brings a unique perspective and personality to our organization, and we benefit when we harness that energy. We encourage everyone to be creative and have fun in their work, finding the right balance of mind, body, spirit, and emotion for them. When the entire team is enthusiastic and energized, it creates an infectious positive environment in the workplace.
Learn more about MedHQ’s team and values.