Leslie Caccamese -
March 21, 2012
Company Culture’s Big Moment
In the wake of recent events, many are wondering if Company Culture is having its big moment. From our perspective at Great Place to Work®, we certainly think so. Just ask the 850 professionals who will be attending our sold out Great Place to Work® Conference next week to hear from leaders at some of the country’s most lauded workplaces!
The problem with everyone talking about company culture is that the power of this very simple concept can so easily dilute as people rush to praise one culture and criticize another, or focus on just one component of a large system of values and behaviors and imply that if you could just do a, b, or c or be like x, y, or z, you’d experience all sorts of goodness from your totally rocking company culture.
As you are reading about company culture, how can you discern what’s good, solid advice, and what’s just a whole lot of hype? Here are some tips to consider from our studies of workplaces that have been garnering accolades for their truly excellent company cultures, even before it was so hip to talk about culture.