You don’t create culture; you provide support, tools and opportunities for culture to develop organically. The key isn’t what you do or don’t but the vision and attitude of those in charge to encourage authentic corporate culture development. Support positive aspects that foster teamwork and communication while doing the opposite for negative or restrictive ideas. The actual activities, frequency, etc. are not as important as the ideas coming from your employees themselves. Don’t force activities on them. Even the ”coolest” ideas are no fun when it’s mandatory or feels forced. Just relax, stay positive and let your culture develop naturally. Your employees will feel authentic and empowered without costing the boss extra time or money on programs and activities that no one has asked for or will appreciate.
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