Glossary of Employee Recognition, Total Rewards, and Company Culture Terms
Company culture refers to the shared values, beliefs, attitudes, and practices that shape the behavior of individuals within an organization. It encompasses the company's mission, vision, and goals, as well as its leadership style, communication practices, work environment, and employee relations. Company culture is a key factor in attracting, retaining, and engaging employees, as it creates a sense of belonging and purpose that motivates individuals to perform their best.
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Company culture is important because it shapes the way employees perceive their work, their colleagues, and their company. A strong and positive culture can foster a sense of community, belonging, and pride, which leads to higher job satisfaction, employee engagement, and retention rates.
When employees feel that their work aligns with their values, interests, and aspirations, they are more likely to be engaged and motivated to do their best. Moreover, when employees receive recognition and feedback that reinforces their contributions and skills, they are more likely to feel valued and connected to their work and their colleagues.
To create company culture, you should: