Why does company culture matter and how do I fit in?
Updated: Sep 19, 2022
While there doesn’t seem to be just one way of defining company culture, one definition that rises to the top is the shared values, attitudes, behaviors, and standards that make up a work environment – it’s about the experience people have at work.
When an organization has a good company culture, employees are engaged, committed, and aligned with the company vision and core values of the workplace.
The last 2 ½ years have given us all the opportunity to reflect, assess, evaluate and realize what really matters to each of us and inspires to make changes – this has impacted employment drastically in what has been coined as the "Great Resignation", "Turnover Tsunami", and most recently, the "Quiet Quit".
For individuals considering a job change due to dissatisfaction, it may boil down to a disconnect with the culture of the company where you currently work. The first step for individuals is to better understand what you need from an employer and how that culture aligns with your core values. We have tools to help you with this process!
What does a healthy company culture look like?:
A sense of trust, transparency, and accountability between employees and the leadership team.
An environment that supports teamwork and collaboration.
Opportunities for professional growth and development.
A healthy work-life balance for employees.
Psychological safety – compassion and respect for employees.
A diverse and inclusive workforce.
Recognition and rewards for employee accomplishments, successes, and contributions.
Competitive compensation and total rewards packages.