What Does "Company Culture" Actually Mean?
Status: Available Now!
Type: News
Date: Thursday 10 August 2017, 12:00 AM
Media: Refinery29

About the organization Refinery29:
Type: Business
Sub-Types: Website, Magazine, Online Magazine, Media, Online News, Newspaper, Fashion, Style, Beauty
Job seekers and job givers are generally looking for the same things during the hiring process: alignment on important points, including job requirements, the position's title, and the salary and benefits. Another, much more nebulous aspect of the job search and interview process, however, is company culture. Employees and hirers want to match up when it comes to "culture," but determining what makes you a fit can be pretty difficult. For one thing, defining how a culture is created and what it means is kind of hard. For another, you can't really know a place until you're there. Culture exists, of course it's that feeling you get when you spend time in a place, about what people do, and how they and others behave. But figuring out who sets that tone in the first place can be hard. Is it the people at the very top? Or, are the culture-setters everyday employees who are involved in the daily goings-on? As John Traphagan, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin wrote in Harvard Business Review two years ago, "the boundaries of any organization are permeable and usually not particularly clearly defined." If you're in the interview process and want to figure that out for yourself, ask some of those questions outright.
Leave Comments:





(Maximum characters: 255)
You have characters left.