Articles, videos, and books on how to build a strong company culture.
Building Culture Across Remote Teams
How to create and grow company culture with a dispersed workforce.
What is company culture?
If your company were a person, your culture would be its personality.
The CEO of Zapier, Wade Foster, talks to SaaStr on management structures and scaling a remote team
Wade Foster, the co-founder and CEO of Zapier, spoke with Harry Stebbings on the SaaStr Podcast about how to scale a remote, startup team.
Should companies follow Elon Musk’s communications advice?
An email Elon Musk sent to Tesla employees a few years ago started making the rounds.
I’ve worked in politics, in news, in offices. Give me Trader Joe’s any day.
Sometimes the best working environments are the most surprising ones.
Working It Out
Real people tell true stories about the moments that changed their career
I could have quit after the election. I’m happy I didn’t.
When events took political strategist Bridget Todd by surprise, it was her boss who helped her overcome her initial reactions.
Anna Binder on How Asana Built Silicon Valley's Leading Company Culture
Asana’s Head of People, Anna Binder, explains the company’s approach to culture and how to build an experience that benefits both the employee and the company’s mission.
Fred Stevens-Smith on How to Build a Culture that Scales
In this episode of Resources for Humans, Fred shares how Rainforest QA’s company values manifest in their culture and management philosophy.
How to create a culture that encourages communication in both directions
Great communication is critical to the success of any business.
How should startups think about culture?
Fred Stevens-Smith shares insights into how startup founders should think about developing culture at their companies.
Sarah Nahm on How to Hire Top Talent
In this episode of Resources for Humans, Sarah talks about what she’s learned in the process of building Lever, a modern applicant tracking system, and how companies should think about building a next generation recruiting function.
How defining values and culture helped Airbnb achieve worldwide success
Every company will have their own core values to build their culture around. For Airbnb, these are five that guide them to this day.
Examples of Company Values from Leading Tech Companies
While every company should develop a unique set of company values, we wanted to give you some perspective on how other companies approach their values.
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Company Culture Overview
Company culture refers to the values, beliefs, and attitudes that serve as guiding principles for every member of an organization. There are different types of company culture, but ultimately you want a culture helps keep everyone on the same page, making it much easier to reach company goals and serve customers.
There’s a reason millennials say that culture is one of the most important things they consider when looking for a new job. When culture is good, employees can’t wait to show up and contribute every day. They are quick to help their colleagues and eager to come up with new ideas to make their company even stronger. A great company culture is one that treats every employee as an individual and are committed to helping each of them develop professionally.
If you want your company to stay competitive, you need to create an enjoyable and supportive culture that people feel connected to. A great company culture means never having trouble finding talented employees to work for them. Not only do existing staffers tell their friends about how awesome it is to work for their employer, many applicants will come your way organically because they’ll want to be a part of what you’re doing.
Most companies don’t actively work at shaping their culture; instead culture “just happens.” If you want to know how to change your company culture, you have to understand what is working and what isn’t. Basically, if you don’t proactively address company culture, you’re not forgoing it altogether -- something reactive will appear in that vacuum, and you won’t be able to control. Company culture shapes employee motivation, and a lack of interest in your company culture will show in your employees’ work and productivity.