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Company Culture Guide: Your Complete Resource

Company culture is the hottest topic in HR today. Great company cultures attract, engage, inspire, and retain top talent. Organizations with the best workplace cultures see great strides in innovation and performance, while those who struggle with company culture have challenges with recruitment, retention, and productivity.

Companies are looking for ways to improve their corporate cultures and help their people thrive. But if you’re new to the culture game, you may not know where to start, or what culture even entails.

Use this glossary to learn about and understand the most common and trending workplace culture terms, buzzwords, and questions. Start with the most common culture FAQ’s (like: What is the definition of company culture?) and then learn more about the different types of workplace cultures and browse our glossary of corporate culture terms. Finish by reading about companies that get culture right. Once you have a better lay of the land, you can then start focusing on improving the most crucial areas that will impact YOUR company culture the most.    

FAQs about Company Culture

Company culture, corporate culture, organizational culture, and workplace culture all refer to the same thing-the essence of the company you work for. While culture may not be something you see and touch, it is something your employees feel and affects all parts of their employee experience. In the FAQ section of the Company Culture Glossary, you will find common answers to questions about improving and creating a postive work culture, such as:

What is company culture?

What role does workplace culture play in an organization?

Why is company culture important?

How can I build and/or improve my company culture?

Types of Workplace Culture

Learn about the various types of workplace cultures, where human resource leaders have intentionally created a positive workplace environment. Does your company have a purpose-driven culture, or does your company culture lean more towards a market-driven culture? You likely will find your workplace culture is a combination of several types of organizational cultures. See which type of culture you have in your workplace.

Glossary of Corporate Culture

Here, you will find a complete Glossary of Corporate Culture that highlight many aspects of workplace culture, and how your company can implement each aspect of organizational culture successfully to help your employees feel valued. In this section, you will find that appreciation, employee recognition, and burnout all impact workplace culture and employee engagement. 

Examples of Great Culture

After you have learned about workplace culture, check out eight companies that exemplify great company cultures. Take notice that these companies that have strong company cultures have happy employees AND lead in company performance, proving yet again, that a positive workplace culture can yield powerful business results. 

Read more about the latest trends in workplace culture in our 2020 Global Culture Report

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