What is Company Culture and Why is it so Important?

What is Company Culture and Why is it so Important?

Company culture can be defined in many ways by many people and leaders and that can be troublesome recruiting teams,  who are the protectors of the sacred culture gate.

CULTURE IS THE SUM OF THE BEHAVIORS, BELIEFS, VALUES, AND CUSTOMS OF A GROUP OF PEOPLE, PARTICULARLY THOSE THAT DISTINGUISH THE GROUP FROM ANOTHER.

When it comes to the topic of culture, much has been researched and written.  We have curated some of the more popular articles on the topic.

https://www.thebalancecareers.com/what-is-company-culture-2062000Company Culture and Its Importance.

Company culture is important to employees, because workers are more likely to enjoy their time in the workplace when they fit in with the company culture. Employees tend to enjoy work when their needs and values are consistent with those in the workplace. They tend to develop better relationships with coworkers, and are even more productive. Company Culture and Its Importance

 

 

http://leadersedgemagazine.com/articles/%202018/02/culture-is-your-businessIn the Harvard Business Review article “The Leader’s Guide to Corporate Culture,” the authors note, “Strategy and culture are among the prime levers at top leaders’ disposal in their never-ending quest to maintain organizational viability and effectiveness.” Via leadersedgemagazine.com

 

 

 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/williamcraig/2016/12/22/2-new-studies-reinforce-why-company-culture-is-so-important/#3eeff4ed7123As any business leader likely knows, retaining key staff members is vitally important. It’s no secret that losing a team member can be costly: as much as $45,000 for an individual salaried at $60,000. As a result, getting employees to invest their lives and their futures with your company goes a long way toward a healthier bottom line. 2 New Studies Reinforce Why Company Culture Is So Important

 

How important is matching company culture and potential employees?

 

https://hbr.org/2013/05/what-is-organizational-cultureIf you want to provoke a vigorous debate, start a conversation on organizational culture. While there is universal agreement that (1) it exists, and (2) that it plays a crucial role in shaping behavior in organizations, there is little consensus on what organizational culture actually is, never mind how it influences behavior and whether it is something leaders can change. What Is Organizational Culture? And Why Should We Care?

 

 

We can go around and round on what makes a "Great Company Culture" but very few leaders will deny Cultures importance in attraction and retention of the most vital resource, talent.

The Research and Science of Corporate Culture.

http://www.enliveningedge.org/tools-practices/can-you-quantify-company-culture/Can You Quantify Company Culture? - Enlivening EdgeIn 2013, Zappos launched a new way to measure culture: the z60 review. The z60 shows how Zappos as a whole is living its core values. Derived from ‘360’, or a full perspective, the z60 review is the only company-wide core value assessment at Zappos. Crafted using questions that vet a certain set of behaviors, the results can be broken out by core value and give a measurement/percentage of how an employee is energizing each core value. This not only helps employees know their strengths, but also helps identify core values they can improve upon. Each z60 review ends with a meeting with one’s mentor and an employee picking one core value to work on. They get to pick whatever they want, and then pick one person in the company they feel they can learn from or emulate. Can You Quantify Company Culture? - Enlivening Edge

How to Understand Your Current Organization Culture

https://www.thebalancecareers.com/how-to-understand-your-current-culture-1918811It is difficult for people to assess and understand their own culture. When people are at work on a daily basis, many of the manifestations of culture become almost invisible. Assessing your organizational culture is a lot like trying to tell someone how to tie their shoes.

You can obtain a picture of your current culture in several ways. To participate in the assessment of your culture, you must:

You can assess your current organizational culture in several ways. This culture assessment can involve walking around, conducting interviews with employees, or using a culture assessment instrument. read more at thebalancecareers.com