Categories: Workplace Culture

The Importance of Social Bond that Drives Organizational Sustainability

What will enable organizations to progress in the right direction? One must admit that the key driver of organizational sustainability lies in the strength of the social and psychological bond that develops between the employees and the employer. This aspect, mute and undervalued, often takes a toll on employee commitment. The power of this social bond is essential and extensive and has the ability to shape mentality and key behaviors that can result into success where everyone thrives. In last one decade, this type of social contract has advanced considerably. The 1956 smash hit The Organization Man portrays a subjectively different social contract within organizations, as contrasted with those creating today. During the old days where organizations had the advantage of offering security and an anticipated future, employee responsibility was basically acquired from, and traded for long term employment. Today these guarantees are not frequently made. Accordingly, the working social bond gets to be reliant on other hierarchical properties that may serve as profitable. What are some of the fundamental segments that could impact an evolved social bond between executives and employees today? A shared vision – Today’s employees wish be a part of an organization’s success journey and want to have a straightforward perspective of its mission and objectives. Workers pine for a more dynamic part in forming success and sustainability, and not just being passive passengers in the process. Meaningful work – Static job roles will do little to encourage engagement and responsibility, though progressive roles that permit some level of employee input are ideal. Job roles that permit adaptability could cultivate a culture of challenge, creativity and foster innovation. Embracing Risk and Failure – Engaging in calculated risks has been customarily acknowledged inside associations, however, grasping danger with the thought that disappointment is satisfactory is a far different scenario. This process could make a mental cushion for potential trailblazers, permitting employees to feel more liberated to seek after innovative endeavors. Ending the feedback ban – Knowledge is power and there is great power in straightforward performance feedback. Using feedback viably inside organizations could incredibly upgrade the quality of the mental bond between employees and the company. Encouraging the team – Today’s employees need to be a piece of the organization’s DNA, and play a vital part in forming its culture. The workplace culture should develop naturally from inside and radiate from employees, supporting success and long-term sustainability.

Priyansha Mistry

Currently editor at The HR Digest Magazine. She helps HR professionals identify issues with their talent management and employment law. | Priyansha tweets at @PriyanshaMistry

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