Being a great place to work plays a vital role in your success. That’s why workplace culture is so important. Your workplace culture is a combination of your values, beliefs, behaviors, attitudes and habits. It’s reflected in how people interact and treat each other, how well they work together toward a common goal, and how they feel about the work they do.
Having a positive workplace culture is part of being an employer of choice—of being perceived as a place where people actively want to work. It matters because a positive workplace culture can help you:
- Attract and retain talent
- Enhance teamwork and collaboration
- Increase engagement and drive productivity
- Spark innovation and creativity
Unfortunately, many organizations allow their workplace culture to form without clearly defining what it should be. Neutral or negative behaviors and attitudes can become ingrained. That’s when genuine change is needed. Culture change requires a long-term commitment from leadership and emotional buy-in from employees.