When people talk about company culture, it’s easy to default to thinking about the office environment. After all, it’s the most tangible aspect of culture. And, it’s why culture often becomes synonymous with Foosball tables and nap pods. But those “shiny objects” are not enough to establish a strong culture... Read More »
There’s a running joke in our office that goes something like this: “What is the best way to turn around a company?” “How?” “Three things: install a foosball table, a free “Monster” vending machine, and schedule permanent “Beer Fridays.” All good things, but we know that creating an enduring company... Read More »
If I asked you to tell me the first company that comes to mind when I say, “great company culture,” who would you say? Google? Netflix? Zappos? These companies boast unlimited vacation days, generous severance packages, expansive campuses with on-site fitness centers, cafeterias, laundry services, free meals, nap pods and... Read More »
Core values are critical to establishing a strong culture at your organization. Why are they so important? Core values communicate what you believe as a company and how you are working together toward a shared vision. This concept is powerful. By articulating what you stand for as a brand, you... Read More »
I have long been interested in the power and importance of developing a strong company culture. Throughout my career, I always looked for ways to improve the culture at the places I worked. I firmly believed that a happy, engaged and motivated workforce would produce better work. There are plenty... Read More »
If you’re a business owner, you’ve undoubtedly heard the statistics around business failure rates. Only 50 percent of businesses make it past the first five years and one-third make it past the 10-year mark. Although there are plenty of reasons why businesses fail, lack of differentiation is one that often... Read More »
When I walked into my favorite local coffee awhile back, I spotted this lovely little sign at the counter. I mentioned it to the baristas and they said they’ve had the sign for months, but the reposition it throughout the shop so people get a pleasant surprise when they discover... Read More »
It is more important now than ever for business owners and leadership to focus on office culture. This post highlights some tips for creating a positive work environment.