Corporate Culture

News and Articles About Corporate Culture

The Perils of Whistleblowing: My Interview With Edward Snowden
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The Perils of Whistleblowing: My Interview With Edward Snowden

Revealing wrongdoing by the powerful requires absolute moral conviction with fearless disregard for consequences.
Amy Osmond Cook
Why a 'Living and Breathing' Company Culture Isn't Always a Good Thing
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Why a 'Living and Breathing' Company Culture Isn't Always a Good Thing

It all stems from our arguably temporary obsession with the importance of company culture.
Jayson DeMers
How You Can Identify and Optimize Nonprofit Partnerships
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How You Can Identify and Optimize Nonprofit Partnerships

When companies and philanthropic organizations join forces, business and community benefit together.
Nithya Das
At Least Uber Gives Drivers the Chance to Be Entrepreneurs
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At Least Uber Gives Drivers the Chance to Be Entrepreneurs

Beleaguered Uber was considered the apotheosis of the sharing economy until recently.
Kimanzi Constable
Thanks to These 3 Values, This Startup Has Shockingly Low Turnover
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Thanks to These 3 Values, This Startup Has Shockingly Low Turnover

After ditching Silicon Valley for Phoenix, the founders of the ecommerce startup Tuft & Needle were able to invest more in their employees, resulting in low turnover.
Jonathan Small
How to Build a Great Startup Culture
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How to Build a Great Startup Culture

Know your strengths, share your values, and work to build an unstoppable team.
Aytekin Tank
How to Encourage Networking That Boosts Company Culture
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How to Encourage Networking That Boosts Company Culture

Social hours and mixer-style events aren't the only ways for employees to connect beyond work meetings. The best conversations -- and internal relationships -- grow from a range of different interactions.
Gary Beckstrand
When Burn Victims Needed Help Most This Tech Company Stepped Up
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When Burn Victims Needed Help Most This Tech Company Stepped Up

An international company with a commitment to helping people set the standard for corporate humanitarian responsibility.
Sherry Gray
Career Choices are Hard But This Is How You Make Them Easier
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Career Choices are Hard But This Is How You Make Them Easier

If you stay true to yourself and let your life unfold organically, everything will work out fine.
Steve Tobak
Even Busy Executives Can Make Time for a Cause
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Even Busy Executives Can Make Time for a Cause

Define what's important to you and take that first step.
Aseem Chandra
1 Year, 1,000 CEOs: How to Dramatically Improve Your Culture in 365 Days
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1 Year, 1,000 CEOs: How to Dramatically Improve Your Culture in 365 Days

How a Japanese CEO used the wisdom of his homeland, and lots of visits with corporate leaders to transform his company's failing culture.
Toshi Yamamoto
This Is Where You Need to Draw the Line on Casual Workplace Habits
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This Is Where You Need to Draw the Line on Casual Workplace Habits

Cursing? Casual dress? Location flexibility? What constitutes going 'too far' where you work?
Heather R. Huhman
3 Ways to Create a More Dynamic Business Culture
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3 Ways to Create a More Dynamic Business Culture

Watch for threats to your culture and opportunities to strengthen it.
Marty Fukuda
A Set of Core Values Is What Makes Company Culture a Real Thing
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A Set of Core Values Is What Makes Company Culture a Real Thing

When your team has shared values you worry less about them leaving for more money somewhere else.
Robert Wallace

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."

 
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