Work & Career / Psychological tools that help you articulate and spread your company culture

Company culture - it’s not ingrained in the walls

Course by

A2c1ce3a583284934662ead65eb36c3e36a37fab Sara Ingvarsson

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Email and Facebook Messenger

Time commitment

5 minutes a day for 15 days

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April 28, 2017

If you move on to a new company, or to a different department within the same company, you will notice differences. Differences regarding how employees work together, whether they are formal or informal, whether they joke around with or about each other, whether they help each other out or mind their own business, and whether they are mostly silent or outspoken in meetings. These patterns are what we usually call culture. When we talk about culture within an organization, we often say that “it’s ingrained in the walls”, as if the culture were part of the brick and mortar rather than created by the people working there. In reality, of course, it is other factors that shape company culture. 

This course is aimed at anyone who wants to learn more about how company culture is actually formed and, based on that, what can be done to maintain a working company culture even when the organization is going through changes, or how to change cultures that are problematic in one way or another. 

Whether you are interested in culture in general or have a specific responsibility to work with building company culture (as a boss or HR consultant), this course should be of interest to you. 

Our hope is that you, after finishing the course, will have a new outlook on company culture and view it as something tangible and changeable, rather than some vague, magical property of the surrounding walls. 

Sounds interesting?