The Importance of Culture in the Workplace

Company culture is the personality of an organization. It is the shared values, attributes, and characteristics of an organization; and in many cases can be a main contributing factor why an individual joins, or leaves, a company. The Labor Department noted that more than 4.5 million people voluntarily left their jobs in November 2021; so now it might be as important as ever to focus on your company’s culture.

How do you determine your company culture? has some recommendations on how to identify your company’s culture:
  • Review mission and vision statements, or marketing materials that convey your company’s self-identity
  • Conduct a survey
  • Interview a cross-section of employees and leaders about the work environment
You can read the full article here.

How do you interview for cultural fit?
It’s important to hire individuals that align with your company’s values, and one way to do this is by asking questions about company culture through the interview process. posted an article that gave examples of interview questions about company culture that you can ask. Some of these questions include:
  • Describe the environment in which you work best
  • Do you prefer to work alone or in a team?
  • Do you prefer to get feedback about your performance through formal reviews or informal meetings?
  • Which of our company values resonates most with you?
The full article by Indeed can be read here.

How Can You Improve Your Company Culture?
The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) posted an article back in December titled, “Tips to help you improve your company culture,” which provides some good information. Some of these tips include:
  • Evaluate your current company culture
  • Help employees advance their career
  • Create an employee recognition program
  • Celebrate team wins
  • Make timely and respectful feedback a priority
The full article can be viewed here.

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