The Importance of Workplace Culture

Many companies make the mistake of allowing their culture to take shape, typically without defining what they want it to be. Culture must be intentional.

Culture is the atmosphere and make-up of your organization. It's what makes your business exceptional and highlights the company’s ethics, practices, principles, communication, actions, and attitudes.

A positive culture in the workplace draws talent, drives engagement, influences happiness and contentment, and performance. The make-up of your business is influenced by many things. Leadership, supervision, workplace practices, policies, employees, clients and more that influence your culture significantly.

Many companies make the mistake of allowing their culture to take shape, typically without defining what they want it to be. Culture must be intentional.

At Skiplist, thoughtful software is our passion.  We are on a mission to transform the world through incredible and thoughtful software.  Believing in our core values and our workplace culture will allow Skiplist to achieve this goal.  We want our workplace culture to drive our passion.

At the moment we are growing steadily, and that has inevitably come with some growing pains. We are continuously working to improve our communication, our processes, and our remote culture. It’s definitely been challenging at times, but I believe it continues to bring us together as a team.  Passion and teamwork do make the difference between a good company and an elite company.  

Workplace culture only succeeds if the entire company is committed to it. For example, I created an internal initiative (PRIDE) which focuses on the following:

P-Professionalism

R-Respect

I-Integrity

D-Dignity

E-Empathy

While we continue to expand as an organization, our sense of PRIDE helps guide our interactions with one another and with our clients.

 

Build Thoughtful Software
June 5, 2019
Donald Otis
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Donald Otis