Why Does the Culture of an Organization Matter?

Culture is context

We define culture as the context within which your people work. It’s the air they breathe while running your marathon. It’s the energy force field they feel when they start their work day. Does it feel uplifting or draining? Culture sets the entire tone and experience for how all the work gets accomplished. If the culture of an organization is toxic, it’s hard to breathe, let alone work–never mind building pride, purpose and profit.

Culture Tips

Practical tools, processes and empowering mindset shifts
Our Culture Tips provide you with simple suggestions to improve the culture of an organization. You’ll see our latest thought leadership and most popular tips on foundational culture topics such as retention, accountability and communication. Because we’ve been sharing tips for many years, you can also find guidance on specific topics such as managing your friends and how to create a culture council. We also offer advice on how to navigate tough culture challenges such as gossip, silos and apathy.

Business Case

Financial Return on Investment
Improving your organization’s culture directly boosts your results and thus your bottom line. If you have unhappy employees, you’re not just paying their salary. You’re also paying a huge penalty to keep them–an additional 1.5x their salary. Dig into the full business case and calculate your organization’s culture ROI to find out what your financials say. No Charlie Brown teacher talking heads here.

Beyond the Business Case

Emotional Return on Investment
While the financial health of your organization matters, we also know the emotional health matters too. Part of why you’re here is because you genuinely care about your team and want them to feel fulfilled. On average, we spend 2000 hours every year at work. We want those hours to be uplifting rather than draining. We know when people feel good about work, they’re able to show up at home as better partners, parents and neighbors. Work culture has a huge ripple effect in our communities.

Tools to Measure Your Work Culture

8 Factors, Litmus Test & Assessment
We’re big on data at Choose People. That’s why we spent more than 1,000 hours collaborating with the Industrial Organizational Psychology department at Colorado State University to figure out how to measure the culture of an organization. Learn what we discovered and start with a few of our favorite tools.
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