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What is it about Google's company culture that drives a strong competitive advantage? Here are 10 great examples of Google’s culture and why other companies should learn from them. Learn how to increase your employee engagement, productivity, and creativity.
Leaders in the workplace can transform people's lives. Margaret Wheeler is living proof of how much can be achieved when we show commitment to our employees. As Chief People & Culture Officer at Stitch Fix, Wheeler has seized every opportunity to drive positive change for her workers. But why should leaders care? For Margaret, it’s because work is developmental, transformational, and as she thinks about her own work in her life, Wheeler says she’s had the opportunity to change as a human being because of her experiences in the companies she’s been a part of.
On a micro level, it might seem like the actions we take day in and day out at our jobs don’t have a large impact on a company as a whole. But when you see the connections between company culture and larger concepts like improved staff retention, employee engagement, and overall job satisfaction, the impact is clear. The everyday happenings in a company’s culture matter, and they can play a large role in success or failure of an organization. Leaders today must face a harsh reality that many employees are not as tied to their jobs, or the company at-large, as in decades past. As younger generations enter the workforce, the modern workplace must focus on company culture, and with it work-life balance, to attract and retain talent. Data supports this, as research by Deloitte found that 94 percent of executives and 88 percent of employees believe a distinct corporate culture is important to a business’ success. But before we go further, let’s start with the basics.
Ana White recently moved to F5 from Microsoft, where she led global HR teams for over 18 years across multiple business units. She joined us at TINYcon to share her best advice for driving real change and promoting positive behaviors at all levels of your organization.