What are the basic elements that your organizational culture is defined by?

Are you belonging to an organization or are you still longing to belong?

1. Communicate the core values of your organization creatively on a mind map
Do your employees or team members know what your organization is all about? Do they have a good grasp on the mission and the core beliefs of the organization they are representing?

Before one can demonstrate an outstanding performance, one must know, agree with and assimilate the core values of the organization he represents. In the example provided below you can visualize two great examples of communication: one portrays an example of a mission statement and the other one an example of well-defined core values:

2. Share the strategy and action plan of your organization with the leading staff
Keeping an open and transparent communication with staff members will reflect on the quality of the services you offer as well as on the workflow development.

There are many ways and means which you can choose in order to better inform your colleagues or staff regarding strategic changes and plans. A very practical way to make sure everyone in the organization is on the same page, regarding present and future projects and plans, is to have a mind map specifically designed for strategic planning. The mind map can be created using a visual mind mapping tool and can be shared at your discretion with any staff member.

3. Empower team members by assigning tasks and responsibilities
The notion of empowerment can sometimes be misinterpreted or misunderstood within the context of your workplace. However, the empowerment of team members can have positive influences on the working environment. This is made possible when team members are entrusted with the freedom of decision making when working on tasks and when taking on different work responsibilities.

4. Acknowledge other people’s performance
There are numerous ways in which one can acknowledge the work performance of a certain team or individual. One of the simplest ways to acknowledge someone’s work performance is to provide relevant and constructive feedback on what their action plan and results. Feedback encourages and ensures further communication inviting the other party to continuous collaboration.

To provide immediate and creative feedback you can make comments on a specific section of a mind map or introduce an icon which is relevant for the topic addressed.

5. Develop a legacy of trust – present your accomplishments and successes
Choosing to inform all team and staff members about the progress that is made and the strategies that are undertaken is great proof of good internal communication. Along the same lines, informing clients, constituency, partners and collaborators about the accomplishments, the successes as well as the challenges the organization is facing is a further step to ensuring and developing trust.

One of the most efficient and fastest ways to help the good news travel is to create a presentation which can be shared or embedded on your organizational website for everyone to view and access.

Here’s a snapshot of the presentation slides when you are ready to share your successes: