Company culture has been defined as a pattern of shared basic assumptions learned by a group that has worked well enough to be considered valid and therefore is perpetuated by being taught to new employees as the correct way to perceive, think and behave at work (Schein, 2004). To simplify, company culture is the atmosphere cultivated within the organization.
When establishing a company culture, the goal should be fostering an environment in which employees, who value integrity and honesty, are self-motivated to perform at their very best. This can occur when employees are satisfied with their role and relationships at work. Additionally, when employees feel a sense meaningfulness and autonomy in what they doing, there is no limit to their passion and organizational commitment.
ThriVinci has put together a list of culture indicators to help you determine if your organization is on the right track in building a premier place to work. After running through the indicator checklist, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to improve your company culture.
Choice Culture Indicators
Employees know exactly what is expected of them
Our organization collects and utilizes data when making decisions
There is a strong commitment to quality at all levels of our organization
Employees have opportunities to share their ideas, voice any concerns, and provide feedback
Employees are encouraged to make decisions in their roles
Policies and procedures are uniformly enforced at all levels of the organization
Employees are asked to use complex or high-level skills
Our organization invests in the future of our employees
Leaders within the organization try to make our organization a great place to work
Employees are rewarded for learning
Our organization focuses on providing value rather than doing things fast
People within our organization take a personal interest in each other
Management does a good job of communicating with employees
Employees are positively recognized for taking initiative
Our organization would be one of the first to try out a new idea
At our organization, managers trust in employees’ ability to perform their job well