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Debunking Myths About Workplace Culture

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Every workplace is guided by its own professional ethics, to promote discipline and orderliness at work.

The culture at the workplace is important because it boosts the company’s profile and it attracts investors and customers.

It also boosts the morale of the company’s employees and it distinguishes it from their competitors.

Without culture, it will be difficult for people to know what a company stands for, as an organization, what its values, attitudes, standards, and beliefs are.

Workplace culture also drives goals, fosters creativity and increases productivity. As important as it is, if not properly managed, can cause more harm than good.

For you to build and maintain a healthy and prosperous organization, there are myths about workplace culture that, you need to know

Culture does not matter: Some organizations feel that culture is not important because it cannot be measured. They feel that workplace culture is equivalent to common sense.

They feel that there are some things that, you know that, you need to do, as an employee, without being told.

When there are rules guiding a workplace, your employees will be happy, heading to work because it gives them a sense of responsibility and this helps their productivity.

Culture is based on finance and benefits: We cannot deny how important the money factor is when working with an organization, but the fact remains that not everybody will like to work in an organization that does not have a defined work structure.

For some people, work is just more than making money.

Workplace culture takes time to build: Building a culture can look like a huge task, but culture is supposed to guide the company in the long term.

Looking at the nature of your company and how you work, gives you a guide on how to structure your company’s culture.

Culture must be managed by top staff: It is believed that the top staff of a company should be the ones responsible for building a culture.

It is, also, believed that they know best, how the company runs and can give adequate culture that the company needs to run with.

The belief stretches, to the fact that they know what is best for everyone, but the truth is that everyone should help in shaping a company’s culture.

Every company is expected to have a workplace culture, or, ethics that, her workers can work with and must be adhered to by every staff.

This helps in fostering high productivity in business and builds a team spirit.

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