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WORKPLACE CULTURE CONSISTS OF THE VALUES, PEOPLE AND COMMUNICATION OF A COMPANY, IT FORMS A COMMUNITY THAT THRIVES ON THE PARTICIPATION OF ALL PARTIES.

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Defining Startup Culture

Startup companies are gaining traction because people are able to integrate their work into their lives that gives them satisfaction with their overall work experience.

The people, however, do not have absolute powers to demand greater salaries, but what they do have are greater expectations for the company.

A company's culture must have these three elements: core values, mission, and talent strategy. While determining the company's startup culture is to look at their identity, growth strategy, and relationships with others.

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Pitfalls To Avoid In Startup Culture
  1. Blindly hiring people instead of hiring based on "culture fit". Everyone who is involved in the hiring process should have a good grasp of the cuture and knows how to evaluate for culture fit without discriminating.
  2. Having a lack in diversity will inevitably lead to a growth issue. Studies have shown that having diversity in the company provides fresh persectives and leads to greater work performances.
  3. Having inconsistency within the company's missions and goals; and
  4. Having feelings of disjointed leadership. Pay attention to your culture alongside the growth of your business,

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"Focus and reflect on your positive and negative experiences with workplace culture."

From there we can enlist relavant concepts and values that we can choose from. These values must be actionable and are values that resonate with the company.

Moreover, with instilling company values, you must know how to articulate what you want in order to have everyone on the same page as you and let them have collaborative experiences to contribute to the development of the startup and keep having good relationships with your people.

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How Founders Define Startup Culture
  • Jeff Lawson, CEO and Cofounder of Twilio defined startup culture as the collection of great people you hire to make thousands of decisions for you every single day, who you trust to perform their best.
  • Rand Fishkin, CEO and founder of Moz stated that if you want to undertsnad the values of the company, you should take a look at how they handle situations from gaining money, how they take risks, and losing face due to an executive; if you want to know their mission and vision, look at the things they've chosen not to do.

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The 3 levels of a company culture
  • Artifacts - things you can see, touch, smell: Ping pong tables, happy hours, and free lunches.
  • Espoused values and beliefs - the mission statement you wrote together as a company or the code of conduct that’s in your employee handbook.
  • Basic underlying assumptions: the things people actually believe, the core layer of culture.

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Your values will affect your company culture

A company’s Vision and Mission define where your company is going. Values define how you get there - for example, "openness."

Defining your values becomes the foundation for your company culture, directing the decisions you make, and the people you hire.

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Job searching: Consider the company's culture

When you want to work for a company, its culture might be the most important thing to consider during your search.

Culture refers to an organization's shared beliefs and values. It is often established by leaders and reinforced through various methods. You will want to find a culture that aligns with your values and will give you a sense of purpose.

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