Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Workplace Culture


We’ve all heard about it. A lot. For some, you may even be tired of hearing it. But guess what, it is not going away. In fact, over the last few years the topic has only grown and we can expect it to remain a hot topic in business for a while. Why? You might ask, because with the rising number of millennials in the workplace and places like Google revolutionizing the look of the work place, everyone needs step up their game when it comes to workplace culture.

So what exactly is culture? Well, it is a vague term, considering nations have their own culture, select peoples have their own culture, even family has its own culture. In this case, it is the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution or organization (according to Webster’s Dictionary). Culture is also something you can feel, you see it in people’s behaviors, their actions, and even how they communicate.

Why should you care? Your bottom line, and the talent you hire may depend on it. I came across an article once that said, “millennials will know within 6-8 months if they will stay with an organization.” That’s a short time frame, what on earth could make of up their minds so quick? Culture. I’ve been in organizations where it is obvious the culture is hostile, they see a lot of turnover and can’t keep people on staff. Culture must be valued and is at the top of any job-seeker’s “must-have” list.

We urge companies to start putting higher value on their culture, and in turn their employees. Develop a culture of purpose. One way to improve culture, invest in your employees. Give them the support and training they need to succeed and love their job. Check out these awesome courses that could be part of your culture face-lift:

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