Here’s What Really Makes Up a Good Company Culture

Once the fundamentals are covered — such as decent pay, safe conditions, and clear expectations — I think great culture comes down to values and fit.

What’s perfect for one person can be terrible for someone else, so it’s important for people on both sides of the hiring line to discuss expectations.

The Right Fit Is Key

Consider these hypotheticals:

“Each of the above elements is supported by clarity and consistency, meaning the company does what it says and says what it does.”

In my experience, the companies that frustrate people the most provide mixed messages. When someone realizes he signed up for the wrong team, he’ll likely leave on his own. When a company tells someone one thing and acts another way, that person will get frustrated and angry.

Employees Who Retain Company Values

Written by Robert Glazer 

Robert Glazer is the founder and CEO of Acceleration Partners, an award-winning performance marketing agency ranked #4 on Glassdoor’s best places to work. Robert was also named to Glassdoor’s list of Top CEOs of Small and Medium Companies in the US, ranking #2.