What do we mean by culture?
If you ask any business executive to define corporate culture, they will all give you a different response.
The truth is that business culture is difficult to define.
Essentially, its about the atmosphere and environment in the workplace. Company culture has become a hot topic, particularly as perceptions have shifted over the years. Now young, new workers put a stronger emphasis on culture, and if your business has a negative culture that impacts on the happiness of workers, you’ll find employees dropping out of your organisation and finding roles elsewhere. I
It’s not just about providing office fruit bowls, bean bags, or table tennis tables; it’s about shared values, inclusivity, wellbeing and it all trickles down from the conduct of a company’s leadership.
Some people believe that company culture relates to a firm’s purpose statement as well as its founders’ values and views.
Others define organizational culture as a collective force comprised of people, interactions, and the working environment. Many people refer to a company’s culture as its DNA, soul, or personality.
A positive corporate culture is built on trust, respect, and the ability for people to engage in shared ideals and enjoy what they do.
It’s a natural process that begins at the top and works its way down. It’s not something a company can buy into, but there are a variety of tools that may help you to evolve your process. Company culture, in our perspective, is similar to an ecosystem that