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Building the right environment for long-term success

Employee reward programs can help any organization improve its company culture and see success.

A change in corporate leadership can be a challenging time for any organization, but it also brings renewed focus onto company culture that can benefit companies in a number of ways.

When Tim Cook took over as CEO of Apple, investors were uncertain about the future of the innovative tech company, but Cook has ushered in a new corporate culture that rewards innovation and is raising employee engagement, according to Inc. Magazine. Experts now expect that one of the most successful companies in the world will make even more money as a result of Cook's leadership.

Having the right corporate culture can have a big influence on the overall productivity of a business. A positive, supportive and engaging environment will encourage workers to try harder and take on new challenges that will ultimately lead to better products, superior services and more revenue. Employee reward programs can help any organization improve its company culture and see success.

Changing corporate culture
These initiatives reinforce the values that companies leaders want to encourage, allowing them to send a consistent message about what is expected of staff. Clearly outlining the value of a cooperative and supportive office is not enough to see lasting effects around the office. Rather, positive behavior should be recognized and rewarded. This is one of the things that Cook has been praised for since taking over Apple. By publicly lauding employees' accomplishments, Cook is establishing a culture that focuses on workers and their contributions to the company.

Such a strategy improves employee engagement, reducing turnover and bolstering productivity. Publicly recognizing workers for outstanding service or even giving them a quick thank you at the end of a long, complex project creates pride in their work and the company. The emotional connection builds a sense of ownership that will encourage them to help build a corporate culture that everyone can be proud of, in turn creating a better environment for other staff members.

Building a strong culture takes commitment from every part of the organization. Employee reward programs make it easier to enlist the help of various departments, while incentivization spurs workers to achieve long-term objectives. With public recognition and the right rewards, employees can be motivated to change their views of the office, creating a culture that will let businesses succeed.

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