Everyone knows what a successful company needs: enough economic resources and skilled workers. Resources can be discussed with the concept of capital. Economic capital enables the operation of the organization and cultural capital increases with employees’ increased know-how. But what about the third one – social capital?
Social capital can be created within individuals and communities. The strength of social relations, trust and the norms within a community intensify interaction and makes co-operation easier. With better communications the work-efficiency and the comfort of employees increases. An individual who enjoys their job and colleagues, feels better and healthier and is more profitable for the organization. Strong social capital therefore enables more efficient use of other resources.
Remember, that every company creates their own organizational culture and there is no right way to do that. Unity at work can mean many things, but an open and encouraging atmosphere is an important first step!