Why you need an intentional workplace culture in 2018
By: Jennie Overton
To help you successfully navigate 2018, we put together a CHRO trends report to cover the five most important trends for every CHRO in the coming year — and tips for leaders who are ready to take action.
Over the next couple months, we’ll dive into each trend in our new CHRO trends blog series.
Trend #1: Intentional workplace cultures
Companies and their CHROs are starting to truly understand the role of culture in the workplace.
What is culture?We define culture as the underlying norms, values and beliefs that drive employee behavior in an organization.
Culture is the single most important factor in an organization’s success or failure.
When a company aligns its culture to business goals, employee behavior is aligned as well. Culture matters because it “tells” employees how to behave. Every company’s culture is being shaped, whether actively and intentionally or passively and unintentionally. It’s the backdrop for everything that happens at a company and the day-to-day experiences. But it’s unseen — it’s not written down.
Saying culture is good or bad isn’t really the point — it’s about how the culture is supportive and aligned with what your company is trying to do.
When you have a business strategy that also includes an intentional and aligned culture, higher employee performance and better engagement will follow. And with that comes improved organizational performance.