How to Create a Successful Organizational Culture: Build It—Literally
A Google search for “company culture” turns up over 290,000,000 hits in a fraction of a second, garnering headlines from Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and other business publications. Why does culture earn so much press? Because it’s critically important, often misunderstood, and influences employee engagement—all of which ultimately affect financial performance. Whether conscious or subconscious, culture evokes strong emotions that motivate employees to perform. Beyond engaging employees for the sake of revenue, a healthy culture can also foster collaboration and innovation. While much of what comprises culture is amorphous, research suggests that architecture, interior design, and furnishings provide a tangible way to support—or even change—the culture of an organization.