What is Company Culture?

The term “organizational culture,” or “company culture,” is a relatively recent addition to our vocabulary from the 1980s. Most simply, organizational culture involves how an organization functions and expresses itself.

It’s the personality of an organization and encompasses three
basic components:
1. Values: what a company does, its mission, and how it represents itself
2. Assumptions: the attitudes, often unconscious, formed through company processes and actions that inform what employees think
3. Artifacts: what a company represents in the form of products, technologies, publications, processes, dress code, location, and architecture

How to Create a Successful Organizational Culture