Why Work Culture Matters

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jun 17, 2016 8:00:38 AM

As humorous as this scene is from 1999's Office Space, we all fear having to work in similar environments and for people like the infamous Lumberg. A great work culture in any company has proven to be a leading variable in retention & employee performance. Forbes found that 95% of candidates value culture over compensation in the work place, its that important.

What exactly is work culture?

ERC defines culture as the character and personality of an organization summing up its values, traditions, beliefs, interactions, behaviors, and attitudes. In other words, it's what makes a company unique. 

A company's culture is important for many reasons:

  • Its attracts talent- Applicants do their research before applying and one of the key qualities looked for is a strong work culture.
  • It retains talent- One of the worst things for anyone is waking up every morning dreading the work day. These feelings lead to low retention rates. Culture lowers the chances of this happening by keeping employees happy.
  • It makes people perform well- When employees feel that they are a person rather than just a number, they not only preform well, but are loyal to the organization. By creating goals, training programs, and company events, employees feel important and will go out of their way to achieve the goals of the company.

At Choptank, we believe in creating a work place where employees not only feel that they can grow and develop their skills, but wake up looking forward to the work day.  From our team leads shaving their heads over a lost bet, to our Results University & Professional Development Book Club, we take pride in providing the tools to allow our team to succeed and develop.

Want to be a part of an awesome work environment? Apply today

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