If you’ve cracked the cover of a business magazine in the last decade, you’ll have heard of the concept of a company or organisational culture. It’s one of those broad umbrella terms that can seem like it means everything and nothing at the same time - kind of like postmodernism - but that’s because the culture of your company is a naturally occurring, omnipresent aspect of running a business.
Your company culture is made up of everything from the values you hold as an organisation, to the way your staff work day-to-day. It’s the life-force of the business, or the sun and rain that keeps it growing if you’d prefer I stuck to my metaphor. And, just like a garden, if the balance is off you’ll start to see things wilting.
So how do you go about making sure your team and business thrive in a healthy culture? Here are four key things to pay attention to if you want to yield some impressive veg.