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Everyone talks about company culture and I am sure you must have come across it a number of times.
But how many people actually understand what company culture is all about.
So let’s define what company culture is and how understanding the company culture can help.
Company culture is defined as the personality of a company. It defines the environment in which employees work and it includes a lot of variety of elements, including work environment, company mission, values, ethics, expectations, and goals.
That might sound complicated and in most cases, people find it difficult to really understand and come to terms with it. When it comes to company culture, a lot of people get it wrong. They think company culture is about having a basketball court, free lunch pack or gym in the office.
Company culture is all about what makes the company do and act the way they do. As you continue to work in a particular company, you begin to see, know and understand what the driving force is all about. What are they trying to solve, what motivates them and how they are going about solving that problem they care about. That is the main company culture that matters and what you should be caring about. A lot of this can be seen in the companies vision and mission statement but one real quick way is to talk to employees and see how they define the company’s culture
Now that is all for today’s challenge. Join us on LinkedIn and let us know how you are faring.
PS: Check out Day 26 of our 30 Day Work Challenge here.