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Corporate Culture

Leadership

"Could You Do My Job?" How -- and Why -- to Coach Your Employees to Replace You

If you surround with people who are better than you and coach them to eventually take your place, your company won't crumble after you're gone -- it will only improve.

The Hard Lesson This BBQ Entrepreneur Learned When He Sold Out to a Corporate Backer

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que founder John Stage discovered that an abundance of capital means nothing if you lose control of your business.

This Booming California Cannabis Brand Is Growing Fast by Offering Gig Workers Good Jobs

Caliva goes way past minimum wage by giving delivery drivers health insurance and stock options.

Why Competition Is Missing from the Corporate Course Catalog

As an entrepreneur, you may know how to manage your business, but do you really know how to compete and win? Find out what to do differently to grow your company.

Is Your Company Neurotic -- Or Is It Just You?

It's not just people who can be neurotic -- companies can be, too. Find out if yours is and what you can do about it.

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Corporate culture describes the composite of values, behavior, work hours, dress code, customs and history that all companies develop over time. Whether it is a formal part of a company’s mission statement or remains unspoken, corporate culture greatly differs among companies and can influence the way employees think and behave with customers and within an organization. It also has a role in employee satisfaction and retention.

Famous corporate cultures: Corporate cultures can range from the more buttoned-up and formal to the more family-like and inclusive. Some of the the better-known corporate cultures that have gained notice through word-of-mouth and media coverage are at companies such as Virgin, Patagonia and Google. Google, in particular, is known for its unconventional corporate culture and high employee retention and satisfaction. Employee perks are often considered part of company culture. Google, for instance, offers tuition reimbursement, free lunches and telecommuting among its perks. Its Mountain View, Calif. headquarters also offers employees on-site services such as car washes, oil changes and massages.

Some articles related to corporate culture are “Entrepreneurs Need to Focus on Culture, Not Perks” and “Why Company Culture Is More Important Than Ever."