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Join Isaiah as he takes a deep dive into work cultures and how being in the wrong culture can put your career on the wrong path
- First, Isaiah breaks down the meanings behind company cultures
- Second, he covers the types of company cultures
- Finally, he weighs the pros and cons of each type of company culture
From This Week’s Show…
Company Culture Can Have A Huge Impact On How Others Perceive An Entire Company, Not Just Their Product
Company culture is not static – it changes over time and adapts to the evolving needs of a business.
But in order to change, the business should be able to articulate what its company culture is and isn’t.
Understanding the differences from one company culture to another is a great way to determine if you’re the type of employee who will thrive – or fail – in that company’s infrastructure.
The first type is adhocracy culture. This environment places creativity and innovation on a pedestal.
Employees who thrive in this culture are willing to take risks and be industry disrupters.
These companies are boundary-pushers, always coming up with new and exciting ideas.
Here, employees are encouraged to speak up and try new things.
However, this company culture might not be the best fit for someone who prizes stability or is intimidated by the idea of jumping in feet first.
In A Clan Culture Workplace, A Company’s Success Is Tied To Comradery, Collaboration, And A Sense Of Community
Employees who thrive in this environment are those who are good at working with others and communicating effectively.
You might hear employees here often say that their coworkers are like a family; this is by design.
Leadership at clan culture companies are looked to more as mentors than supervisors.
The downside to all this acceptance?
This company culture could be challenging when employees get along too well, increasing chatter and hampering productivity.
Companies That Have Adopted A Hierarchy Culture Prioritize Order Structure And Process
Leaders here are focused on making sure that everything is delivered on time and is of high quality – they are facilitators of productivity.
You’ll thrive in this environment if you like clear communication, well-defined processes, and a strong understanding of expectations.
The downside, however, is that prizing productivity overgrowth can stifle innovation.
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