What is the best resource for developing your workplace culture? If you guessed the Bible, you’re right. And you can follow its advice to create a great workplace culture.
Creating a great culture at your workplace starts with you as a leader. You have to decide what is at your core, how to express it to everyone in your organization, and then be consistent in expressing it.
Using Deuteronomy 6:5 as a guide, follow these three steps to create a biblically based workplace culture.
1. Love God with all of your heart.
If you love God with all of your heart, then God will be your treasure (Matthew 13:45-46), because your heart and your treasure will be found in the same place (Matthew 6:21).
If you want to love God with your whole heart, then it will have implications on how you think and how you act toward everyone in your workplace.
2. Love God with all of your mind.
If you love God with all of your mind, then that means God wants your love for Him to affect how you think about others. God wants your love for Him to overflow into everything you choose to do (Philippians 2:12-13).
If you say you love God, then you have to love the people around you (1 John 4:20-21). In a workplace context, that means you must love your customers, your employees, your investors, and your suppliers. And that even extends to the people in your community.
3. Love God with all of your strength.
If you love God will all of your strength, then you will use all of you to express that love. That means not just all that you say, but all that you do. What you do will speak more loudly than your words.
By being consistent in expressing that love to your employees, then that love will help you increase employee engagement. If your employees know that you love them as you love yourself (Matthew 22:39), then they will work harder and stay longer.
By being consistent in expressing that love to your customers, then that love will serve as your advertising. If your customers know that you treat them as you would treat yourself (Matthew 22:39), then they will tell others about it.
By being consistent in expressing that love to your suppliers and investors, then they will trust you more and give you the benefit of the doubt. If they know that you will always be looking out for them (Matthew 22:39), then they will stick with you even when times get tough.
Having a biblically based workplace culture all starts with loving God, and then letting that affect how you think and act. And God will take care of the rest.
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