Culture: “Predominating attitudes and behaviors that characterize the functioning of a group or organization.”

1. Good Communication

This is a key element for any company to run efficiently. When the lines of communication are open, it promotes the sharing of ideas and decreases the chances of miscommunication. When employees are in sync with one another, projects get completed and morale goes up.

2. Team Building

While fun is not usually a word associated with work, it should be. There is no reason work can’t be fun, even if the duties themselves aren’t the source. In a good company, with a strong culture, friendships should be formed and relationships built. This can be done through team building exercises and, also, extracurricular activities.

3. Promoting from Within

Nothing feels better than having your hard work recognized by your manager and your colleagues. When management promotes from within, they aren’t thrusting someone new and unfamiliar into a place of leadership above those who have been there for years, instead, they are recognizing the talent that has been developed right under their noses. Knowing these kinds of opportunities exist cause people to strive harder to be worthy of such an honor.

4. Setting Goals

If an organization is open about what they want to achieve in five, ten, or even twenty years, their employees will have a clear picture of how to help move toward that vision. If the goals are nebulous and not clearly defined in the leader’s mind, how can the employees be expected to help attain them? Setting clear, obtainable goals is the perfect way to boost production and morale.

5. Quality Service

Strange as it sounds, having great customer service and providing excellent care to your customers can have a huge effect on company culture. By setting high standers and building a reputable name, companies give their employees something to be proud of. When they see how much management cares about their clients, they will know that they will be taken care of in the same way.