3 Essentials for Nurturing a Positive Compliance Culture

According to a recent Deloitte study, 94-per cent of executives and 80-per cent of employees believe that corporate culture is important. Within a workplace culture, employees share assumptions, attitudes, beliefs and values. Companies with a strong culture of compliance perform better, retain staff longer, and elevate their brand every single day. That’s why integrity should be at the heart of your culture and your brand.

There are many ways to reinforce integrity in your organization, but training and communication and training are paramount. The ‘tone from the top’ is vital, and the Deloitte survey also revealed that 76-per cent of surveyed employees felt that clearly defined corporate objectives contribute to a positive compliance culture.

Here are 3 effective tips for promoting a positive compliance culture in the workplace.

Promote an Inclusive and Safe Workplace Culture

According to a recent survey, 1 in 5 employees has experienced abuse at work. That’s a scary statistic!

Ensure all your employees are familiar with your organization’s expectations around creating an inclusive, friendly, and safe workplace. Abuse isn’t restricted to physical violence and intimidation. It can include verbal abuse, inappropriate jokes, and unequal treatment.

Leaders have a role to play in creating an inclusive and safe workplace. They should receive training on how to manage situations that may involve abuse. Every person in the organization should feel empowered to report anything that threatens a safe and inclusive workplace environment.

Clearly Define Company Policies

To nurture a positive and unified culture, it’s essential that leaders establish organizational values. Furthermore, they must clearly and effectively communicate those values so that workers feel aligned with those beliefs.

It’s not enough to simply state values or display them across organization media. Leaders must portray those beliefs through their actions so that employees understand the importance of conforming with company values. Leading by example makes it easier for employees to align their moral compass with that of the organization.

It’s also crucial to translate your compliance policies into every-day behaviors and standards that employees can relate to. Bring the policies to life with online training scenarios and quizzes to show what happens when policy becomes action.

Keep Priorities in Perspective

A positive workplace compliance culture promotes pride and accountability among workers. When employees feel they are doing business ethically, they feel invested in the organization.

Leaders can help staff members identify with the organization by rewarding them for exhibiting company values that align with ethical ways of doing business. Furthermore, management should foster an environment where workers feel comfortable speaking up when they think that something is wrong.

The attitude and management style of organizational leaders directly impact organizational outcomes. By training your managers and employees to create and nurture a culture of compliance, leaders lay the building blocks for organizational success.

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