Your company culture is your competitive advantage. Any thriving company has a culture that they have worked to sustain. Each one is different, as what works for one company may not work for another. Whatever your culture is, there are plenty of steps you can take to help that culture thrive. Cara Barone in Business2Community has listed some ways that you can creatively help the culture in your organization:

MAKE SURE YOUR CULTURE IS APPROPRIATE: Your culture should match the goals of your organization. It should be in lockstep with who you are and who you want to be.

HIRE FOR CULTURE: Make sure the people you are hiring are a fit with your culture. You should make sure that the culture is part of the job description and part of the fabric of your HR department.

YOUR CULTURE SHOULD BE A VISIBLE PART OF YOUR ORGANIZATION: Your culture is not learned from training…it is evident and inbred in all that goes on within the scope of our employees job.

USE MENTORS FOR NEW EMPLOYEES: Mentors help employees learn a new position, and also can help them understand and become part of the culture of the organization.

CLEAR COMMUNICATION: The culture should be clear, evident and celebrated.

BE ADAPTABLE: Company cultures reflect their employees and their core values. As employees and companies change, from CEO’s on down, values and culture change. Embrace the change and use your culture as your competitive advantage.

You can read more from Cara here

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