When it comes to defining career success, U.S. workers report achieving balance between the personal and professional is giving promotions, autonomy at work and even compensation a run for their money. In fact, 56% of workers report they define career success by their ability to obtain work/life balance. Beyond just wanting the opportunity to enjoy […]
A company’s culture affects you in many different ways. At face value, we know how its guiding values affect the behavior and attitude of the office, but a company’s culture will also influence many other things, such as: the hours you work per day, having the options of flextime and telecommuting, perks such as gyms and daycare facilities, expected outside work hours and mandatory networking events, office dress code, and even your office space – windows, cubicles, open space, allowance of personal items.
A healthy work environment makes you feel good about coming to work and better about your life in general. That is why it is important to work in a company with a culture that is not only healthy, but also compatible with you and your core values. If you are currently looking for a job, asking yourself these questions about companies you are considering working for can act as a sort of treasure map. Use these questions to guide you to a company whose culture is healthy and, therefore, a job that is more likely to bring you fulfillment.
Employees that work in an unhealthy company culture, unfortunately, tend to feel a sense of division. The feel that they’re just working for themselves or that it is a competition, where everyone is against each other, rather than with each other. As such, using the same principle about people needing other people in order to have an overall sense of well-being, working in a company where you feel separate and alone can contribute to feelings of depression and isolation. It can also contribute to a lack of motivation or inspiration in doing your job, and result in lower performance results.
We know that having a job in which you are matched based on compatibility of skill, culture, and personality allows you to be much more satisfied in your job and workplace. But did you know that it’s also good for your health?
Knowing the specific core values of a company’s culture helps you determine how compatible you are with it. This is why it is so important to us here at Elevated to find out more about you through our questionnaires; it is the way we can match you up with companies who place value on the same things that you do, making for a much more satisfying and fulfilling work life.