With everyone heading back to the office, workplace culture is a hot topic these days. Google has pages of articles on it. But if you’re looking for ways to build or improve your own, you need more than just buzzwords like collaboration, productivity, and inclusion. The real challenge for business leaders is the how.
As a founder or CEO, it’s your job to define how to manifest your company’s values and maintain a healthy and prosperous organization. But some business leaders, especially in startups, confuse building a great culture with offering cool perks. Or they think someone else is better suited for the responsibility altogether.
Culture isn’t just free coffee and cool tech. It’s creating an environment where employees feel valued and heard. But there are some myths about workplace culture out there leading business leaders astray. So in Part One of our Culture Series, we’re calling them out so your company has a chance to overcome them.
Culture is so much more than just telling everyone your mission statement. And it won’t wait for you to create it. If you don’t define and instill the core values and goals of your culture at every level, it will define itself — and you may not like the outcome.
Let’s start with your workplace. How will it reflect the culture you want to embrace? Stay tuned for Part Two of our Culture series on designing for culture. But if you can’t wait to start investing in spaces that will help your company’s culture, contact Ethosource today.