Every company has a culture. Whether it’s done intentionally or happens organically, the people and spaces that make it what it is. But the most successful company cultures don’t happen by accident. They’re purposefully designed and nurtured.
The design, appearance, and functionality of your office space directly impact your culture. So aligning your goals and values with your workspace design is the only way it can inspire and motivate the people in it.
When you look around your workplace, what do you see? Are people engaged? Are they smiling?
Too many companies don’t value the impact of their work environment enough when talking about culture. But in reality, it not only affects employee performance, turnover rates, and recruiting new talent, but it also affects external business too. In fact, companies that actively develop their culture return 516% higher revenue and 755% higher income than those that do not (Harvard Business). That’s huge.
In Part One of our company culture series, we busted some popular myths about culture to help you avoid falling into the trap while defining your own company’s culture. Now in Part Two, we’re offering tips on designing spaces that truly reflect YOUR company values.
Why Does Company Culture Matter?
If you don’t actively create your company culture, something will. And you may not like how it turns out when you’re not in control. Developing a strong culture will keep employees engaged and excited to help the company succeed. Successful cultures are strategically designed, and it’s up to you and your company to not only create one but to continually nurture it through behaviors and actions.