Ashley Williams, Clymb founder and Culture Builder of the Year, shares five steps any organization can take to begin their journey toward a happier, healthier, and more productive work culture.

In today’s world, the importance of wellness has never been more vital. With the ongoing pandemic, the lines between work and home have become blurred, leading to an increase in stress and burnout among employees. As we continue to adapt to the new normal, it’s essential to prioritize our well-being and recognize the connection between work culture and productivity.

As a company, Clymb holds wellness at the core of everything we do. In fact, our founder, Ashley Williams, was recently voted Culture Builder of the Year for her efforts to build positive and healthy work environments, in and outside of schools.

Here are Ashley’s 5 steps any organization can take to build a more positive work culture:

  1. Create a sense of purpose: Clearly communicate the company’s mission, vision and values and how employees’ roles align with those values. This will help them to understand their purpose and the impact they make on the company.

  2. Foster a positive work environment: Create a physical and emotional safe space where employees feel comfortable and respected.

  3. Promote work-life balance: Provide flexible work arrangements and policies that allow employees to balance their work and personal lives.

  4. Recognition and appreciation: Show appreciation for good work, and recognize employee achievements, both formally and informally.

  5. Support and development: Provide opportunities for employees to grow and develop professionally, and offer support when they need.

By taking these 5 steps, business leaders will be on the journey to building a healthier work culture where employees feel a sense of pride and belonging.

The pandemic has made it clear that we all have a part to play in creating a better future for ourselves and our colleagues. We don’t have to be Chief Wellness Officer to make someone smile. Each one of us has the power to make a difference, whether it’s by taking care of ourselves, encouraging our colleagues to do the same, or advocating for a more comprehensive wellness program.

Let’s take advantage of this opportunity to make a positive change, not only for ourselves but for the larger society. We can be the change we want to see, starting with 5 simple steps toward a healthier workplace culture!