6. Transparency is the key to building a strong
organizational culture, and an engaged team.
Don’t ask: “Is it absolutely necessary to
share this information with the team?”
Do Ask: “Is it absolutely necessary to keep
this information from the team?”
8. Employees make valuable contributions to
your organization every day.
Recognize and reward their contributions,
and make it ridiculously easy for everyone on
your team to do the same.
Companies that exhibit a recognition-rich
culture tend to have dramatically lower
10. Think about both the physical and cultural
environment in your organization.
Is it conducive to building strong relationships?
If it isn’t, engineer spaces and situations that
promote coworker interaction.
12. Trust your employees to manage their
Let go of the idea that work has to happen a
certain way at a certain time.
Help your team grow from being held
accountable, to embracing autonomy and
14. Modern organizations understand the value
of practicing ﬂexibility. It can improve
morale and even reduce turnover.
A CareerBuilder survey of nearly four
thousand workers revealed ﬂexibility as one
of the biggest drivers of employee retention.
16. Purpose is not exclusive, and there are no
Find out what's important to your employees,
and where that intersects with your
The better you understand your team’s goals
and aspirations, the better you can help your
team to see the purpose in their work.
18. Your employees and your coworkers are not
simply a group of other people you work with;
they are integral members of your team.
Promote a team atmosphere and
accomplish more together than you ever
could as individuals.
20. Employees don't get enough regular
feedback, and when they do it's often vague
or perceived as inauthentic.
It's vital to give employees the tools they
need to understand when and why they're
doing well, and how to ﬁx it when they're not.
24. Building a company culture takes time and
energy. It doesn't just happen.
A great company culture is a constant work in
progress, because as a company evolves, so
do its constituents.
Devote time and effort toward developing
and nurturing your organizational culture.