At CSI Companies, our core values are woven into almost everything we do–from how we run our collaborative workflows, to the solutions and transparency we provide our clients. Our mission not only provides us with clear guidelines for how to operate but directs us on a path to future success.
Mission statements are incredibly important for communicating the purpose and aspirations of an organization, however, that’s not their only objective. A mission can set a business apart from competitors and ultimately attract not only high-quality clients but talent. Once a mission is crafted and in writing, there are several ways to uphold its principles.
A mission-driven company and its culture go hand in hand. Culture can be complex and includes everything from values, attitudes, behaviors, and standards that make up a workplace and its workers. From offering unique perks and benefits to requiring leadership training, culture is essential and has proven to improve employee retention, innovation, and collaboration. A company with good culture often fosters meaningful relationships and working closely with others, this includes cross-departmental working. At CSI Companies, a large part of our company culture revolves around employee well-being. We offer fitness classes, wellness fairs, subscriptions to the Calm meditation app, and other health initiatives in the hopes of creating an overall strong and connected company, both physically and mentally.
- Sense of Purpose
According to a recent study by McKinsey & Co., nearly 70 percent of employees surveyed said that their sense of purpose is defined by their work. This means employers today must embrace purpose and connect their employees to it. Diversity, equality, and inclusion involvements are a great way to emulate your company’s mission. It can educate your staff, improve the community, and encourage growth with new conversations and perspectives. Providing these opportunities often help attract, engage, and retain high-value employees who want to create an inclusive environment. One of CSI Companies’ community initiatives is called CSI Connect, an internship program that helps students in underrepresented areas gain access to IT-related resources and hands-on experience. The program’s goal is to develop a pipeline of IT professionals for the future.
If you were to quiz your employees right now, how many would truly know the company’s mission? An even better question is, how are they supposed to know the mission if they aren’t saturated with it? From employees to prospective clients, companies should share their values and goals loud and proud. Even more importantly, employers should utilize performance and culture surveys. The feedback that surveys provide allow employers to continuously manage their employee’s concerns and make sure the mission stays aligned with the organizational goals. At CSI Companies, culture and satisfaction surveys are also sent to clients to gauge satisfaction and recognize business opportunities as companies evolve.
Whether you’re a Fortune 500 company or a startup, your mission is part of your organization’s identity. The values you decide to set in place are instrumental in guiding decision-making and the company’s future.
CSI Companies’ mission: To deliver innovative solutions and add modernized value to leading businesses nationwide. Learn more here.