Alignment of your personal values to the company's culture can lead to great success if they are in tune, and much misery if they are not. Choose the right fit for you...it's your future.
Culture at the Heart
Culture lies at the heart of an organisation and helps define who the business is, what they do and why they do it.
It includes company values, ways of communicating, conflict management, systems, processes, performance and deliverables, and the reward system. It sets out what is important to the organisation, and how the company lives and “breathes” on a day to day basis.
Culture is the people and social environment in which the business operates and all staff should feel engaged. This in turn motivates individuals and teams to deliver and often determines how staff are identified in the business as a whole; their level of freedom within the organisation, and how they are encouraged to be innovative.
A strong culture can help attract and retain staff, and ensures the right “business fit” for the organisation, promoting company values, personal and business growth and an alignment in ways of working and objective achievement.
However, to be successful in recruiting and retaining the best, the business also needs to live and breathe its own culture from the top down and lead by example. If the culture doesn’t match day to day what the company says it is then this could lead to unhappy staff and perhaps exiting staff.