Culture is more than art and cinema. It encompasses what people have created together. In a company, many specialists work as colleagues on a common goal. That is why we speak of corporate culture and often also mean the working atmosphere. Because the way we interact with each other makes a significant difference.
Culture brings success
Collegiality sustainably shapes a work environment. In a good working atmosphere, it is easy to tell others on the team about difficulties. Everyone quickly finds an open ear for their burning topics. As a result, emerging problems can be shared and resolved with the team at an early stage. In such a healthy corporate culture, help is offered and accepted. That brings everyone forward, but of course also the respective project and the company as a whole. Positive interaction of success is set in motion. Anyone who wants such a working environment and does not yet have it can do a lot for it. Above all: become a pioneer yourself and offer help proactively. Because one thing is certain: whoever helps will be helped. Even if this collegiality does not yet exist in your workplace, you can be the one person who “plants” it and “lets it grow”.
Collegiality can mean hard cash
Whoever helps others does not only benefit from reciprocated help. In fact, supportive behavior also translates into hard currency. Even in the process of helping, people strengthen their specialist knowledge immensely. Because when explaining a situation in always different words, the helpers deepen their own understanding of the matter more and more. This will make them even better in their field and consolidate their role as experts.
Your knowledge and skills also become even more visible when solving widely discussed problems. In this way, helpful people increase the chance of being perceived as experts in their field. In professional and social terms, the helpers often act as role models for others in the group. This gives rise to a natural authority with which these highly respected employees also recommend themselves for leadership positions. If a colleague needs help again, for example with digital innovations in the job, then don’t be annoyed, but help with joy: because this allows you to share knowledge and also to prove your social skills. Perhaps you stand out from your fellow campaigner right now and qualify for the next, lucrative promotion.
Culture creates job satisfaction
If we ignore the additional sense of achievement and the increased chances of advancement, there is still a lot to be said for the living culture of reciprocity: helping others just feels good. There are more stable social contacts that offer security and support. This increases general satisfaction. Happiness can therefore also be “worked out” a good deal.