#Shepreneurs: How Entrepreneurs Can Create a Progressive Work Environment for Employees?
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A business can’t be successful with only an enterprising mind sitting at the helm, an entire of group people who come to recognize themselves as teamwork significantly to push a company towards growth. For every employee to perform with their utmost sincerity, the work environment an employer builds for them is a deal breaker.
More so, growth is a motivator to work better, so is a better society. Rashi Mittal Nair, the co-founder and Director of WOOP (Women of Opinion) runs a platform that helps the brand with marketing and along the side, sponsor education of 20 little girls through their partner Nanhi Kali. She intends to create positive energy within her team while sending off a little cycle of good karma.
Chatting with Entrepreneur India, Mittal shares 3 tips for entrepreneurs to create a happy work environment for their employees:
#1 Work Culture
Creating a positive work culture to ensure that every employee is comfortable with what they are doing and the kind of people they are surrounded with should be an entrepreneur’s topmost responsibility. “It is very important that you are hiring right and keeping the team motivated,” Rashi suggested.
She further added, “Ensure that you are building a culture that allows everyone to be themselves and grow. At WOOP, we have no office timings, have a lot of fun and focus on the work-life balance. Small everyday things allow people to give their best.”
#2 Progress over Perfection
Perfection is an illusion. With the literal meaning of the term changing every second, accomplishing a task flawlessly is an impossible feat, even for the experts. Mittal believes that an understanding employer would value progress over perfection and embrace failure in certain situations too.
“An 80 per cent now is much better than 100 per cent later. Understand that it is okay to fail. At WOOP, we understand that people make mistakes and then we own up to it. We apologise for the mistakes, learn from it and move on,” she opined.
#3 Larger Purpose
Every organization decides upon a goal while starting out. Along the way, many smaller objectives join the queue but the members should not forget about the larger purpose. For for-profit ventures, the goal could be revenue but for WOOP, the aim is to help girl children go to school.
“All the time we spend on the brands helps create funds that help the girls go to school. Everybody on the team doesn’t have targets in terms of sales; they have targets in terms of school days that they need to individually help achieve,” Mittal concluded.