The Importance of Culture in a Work Environment
As a recruiter, one of the main points that I focus on when speaking with candidates is culture. What type of environment do you see yourself working in? Company culture can affect your entire mood from the moment you wake up and head into work every day. Perhaps there isn’t the autonomy, teamwork, and work-life balance that you were hoping for. Or maybe you were given false expectations when you were applying for the position and ended up in a role that you absolutely hate. Chances are, the company culture is lacking.
At recruiterboom, my team and I greatly value culture. We work to create a positive, supportive environment every single day of setting goals and celebrating accomplishments. The book WECULTURE by Chris Ciulla constructs a road to success for companies by listing the basic steps toward achieving a flourishing culture. Ciulla encourages having core values within a company that reflect the culture. Ask yourself what the core values of your company are. Do you respect the same values that your company holds? Are you working in an environment that is suitable for your personality and your needs? Immerse yourself in a company culture surrounded by positive, honest and supportive individuals who want to help set you up for success.
Out of everything that I’ll take away from my experience at recruiterboom and from reading Ciulla’s book, culture is by far the most meaningful to me. No matter where life takes me, I’m confident that I can make a difference in any company I step foot into by incorporating strong culture and I encourage others to do so as well.