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Why is company culture worth investing in?

At Indigo, we use mentoring as a tool to make culture a daily habit in your organisation, supporting employee wellbeing, improving team dynamics and turning your company into a community. But why is it all so important?

Companies with a robust culture have up to 72% higher employee engagement rates than those whose cultures need improvement.

Company culture is an increasingly valuable asset for any business hoping to attract, and retain, top talent. As younger generations begin to dominate the workforce, we’re seeing more and more that the environment in which they work is a top priority, rivalling even how much they get paid.

For businesses, company culture has become far more than just a popular buzz phrase or interesting angle for corporate responsibility. It’s become a deciding factor in how well they’re perceived by the workforce.

65% of UK employees state that they would like to feel a strong sense of belonging at work.

At Indigo, we believe that people work hard for their community, not a corporation. By building a community within your workforce, and encouraging them to work together towards achieving a shared sense of purpose, you’re creating an environment which your people are proud to work hard for, as well as making them more motivated to perform.

When teams work well together, both team performance and individual performance improves – and employees are more than 50% more effective.

Improving team dynamics within your organisation means:

  • Encouraging positive and supportive working relationships within your team.
  • Providing space and opportunities for your team to collaborate and learn from each other.
  • Building a sense of community that inspires company loyalty and improved performance.

When your team is given the tools to work effectively together, this has a direct impact on individual productivity, team effectiveness and overall organisational performance.

Jas Johal

Jas joined the Indigo team in August 2023 as a Non-Executive Director to support the company with continued business development as we expand into the corporate sector.

Jas comes from an impressive background in sales and business growth with a track record of delivering on business development objectives through his sales and commercial efforts.

“I am very pleased to join Indigo as a Non-Executive Director. Indigo has ambitious plans to scale, and I am looking forward to helping them achieve this success.”

Invite members

We use single sign on to automatically integrate our software with your existing online infrastructure, whether that’s a work email system or virtual learning environment. You can also take advantage of our handy communications resources to help attract, enrol and engage your members.

Match participants

We don’t believe in wasting time manually matching users with mentors. Our AI-led matching algorithm connects users with the best mentor for them based on factors of your choice, such as the course they study or the department they work in. Users can opt to chat to the same mentor always, or different mentors for different queries.

Users can also choose their own mentor by searching our member directory for key words relating to their individual needs or concerns. This could be anything from ‘LGBTQ+ support’ to ‘IT query’.

Build engagement

Taking mentoring online increases user engagement by making support more accessible, but we don’t stop there. The Indigo review function enables every mentor to build positive feedback from the people they help, based on the skills that matter to them. This is tangible data that can be used to aid professional development, grow their skillset and even give you useful insights for promotions.

Monitor interactions

We want every mentoring ecosystem built with Indigo to be a safe, secure and supportive environment, and our monitoring system was built to ensure quality control with every interaction.

The system works by enabling all participants to quickly and simply ‘report’ a conversation that made them uncomfortable or unsure. This sends an alert direct to your inbox, enabling you to review a transcript of the conversation and take the same disciplinary action you would if the conversation happened in the office.

Measure impact

We know that a good mentoring program doesn’t just benefit the individual users. It has a positive impact at organisational level, too.

Using our admin portal you can measure the impact of mentoring on your team. This includes tracking usage levels, learning more about popular topics discussed and gaining valuable insight into your members’ performance.

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