Company culture - two little C’s with a very big infleunce. In recent years the emphasis on company culture has continued to grow as more and more companies are recognising the impact culture, and lack of it, has.
A company without culture is like coffee without cream - too basic to give satisfying results. Lack of company culture can be very damaging to a business; it can lead to unhappy employees, unsatisfactory work output and be harmful to a company’s reputation.
Where recruitment is concerned, a lack of company culture or a stale company culture can be toxic! An ill culture can ward off people from applying for your roles in a company, especially with the growing popularity of review transparency businesses such as Glassdoor. These companies give real insight into what working life is really like in a particular business, including CEO ratings, interview reviews and salary reports.
“Culture, who are you?”
Unfortunately even Siri doesn’t have a direct answer to this, but if you are clueless about whether your company culture works or whether your company has a culture at all, then it’s time to go back to basics. Step 1 is to measure a company’s culture against these four markers:
- How do employees act with one another?
- What values do employees follow?
- What are the personal goals of employee’s and how do these fit in with the company?
- How do employees react with the rest of the team?
Once you have pinpointed a profile of a company’s culture you can move on to Step 2 – implementing change where needed. Watch this space, Step 2 coming soon.
We truly value culture in the OneShift team. It cements strong internal communication within the team, a positive, productive working environment and happy team members. You can find out more about this and abut roles we are hiring for at https://oneshiftjobs.com