Culture is a Business Issue — How to Measure, Review and Nurture Company Culture

LIZ BRASHEARS | May 16, 2016

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Corporate culture is often thought of as that touchy-feely stuff that is difficult to define and should be left up to Human Resources to manage. For some it conjures images of toys scattered through the office and Segways running up and down the corridors, while some young pierced tech guy sits at his cube jamming out to music while he works. The reality is that culture is a business issue that has significant impact on a venture’s ability to generate a return on investment and should be prioritized and measured just like other business objectives such as financial growth, product development, sales, marketing and the like. Culture is defined as the identity and personality of an organization. It consists of the shared thoughts, assumptions, behaviors, and values of the employees and stakeholders. Culture is dynamic, ever-changing, and evolves with time and new experiences. Many factors help drive and define the culture, including leadership styles, policies and procedures (or sometimes lack thereof), titles, hierarchy, as well as the overall demographics and workspace. Culture is not just about having Nerf guns and scooters in the hallway. Culture exists in every organization, whether it is by design or by default.

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