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How would you describe the corporate culture??

I want to major in business and plan to go into that field business college-major business-management entrepreneur

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Melanie’s Answer

Hi Hayden!

I believe that the “corporate culture” can be defined by the organization you choose to work for.

For instance, I have been fortunate enough to work for Guardian Insurance Company for 19 years. I pursued a career with Guardian because Guardian’s Values align with my personal values.

  1. People Count
  2. We Do the Right Thing
  3. We Hold Ourselves to Very High Standards

For all the years that I have worked at Guardian, these values remain at the forefront of every decision made.

The best advice I can give you is to do your homework. Research the company and learn more about their values surrounding community, equality, education, work life balance, philanthropy, etc. , all of the things that you are passionate about! If the company’s values and missions align with what interests you most, chances are the culture created by the company and its colleagues will be one that you are happy with!

Best wishes!!

Melanie


Melanie recommends the following next steps:

Research the Company
Understand their mission and values
Outline what is most important to you in an organization’s culture
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John’s Answer

Hi Hayden,

Corporate culture is different depending on the company.

There are a couple of things to keep in mind:
1. Executive leaders tend to be very influential on the culture.
2. Depending on the size of the company, there can be different cultures within the same company (Marketing vs Finance or Consumer vs Business Sales).
3. Just because a company says they have a certain culture, does not make it true!
4. You can influence culture, but this takes a lot of time, energy, and influence. Make sure you are really ready (and in a position of influence) if you join a company with this goal.

The best ways to find out a company's culture:
1. Talk to people who already work for the company or who previously worked for the company (obviously they can only share their perception of the culture, but it's a good starting point!)
2. See if there are any articles about the company culture (be aware that these articles may be hyped or marketing from the company though).

Every company has problems because it is filled with people. No company is perfect. The key is finding a company with values and a culture that fits you and your goals.

Good luck to you on your journey!!
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Nidhi’s Answer

It would not be wrong if a person who's part of the corporate network answers this. To be honest yes corporate culture is a harsh truth which everyone denies on face but abuses at the back. There are a lot of negative things but lets look at the positives. So in case you gel up with everyone and are more dedicated towards your work then that is the best thing to do. I think corporate culture affects the person who wants to get affected by it. In the long run it's your work that matters and not how sugar much sugar you can coat. So be the best at what you do and leave the rest.

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anjali’s Answer

Corporate culture has arguably always been important. In corporate culture you can build your own identity. If we understand the culture very well we can maintain our consistency. W can build a better understanding with our colleagues. Its a challenging one, family oriented and rewarding too. You can also have a positive interactions with one another throughout the day. Diversity is welcomed and appreciated

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Mohamed’s Answer

Corporate culture refers to the beliefs and behaviors that determine how a company's employees and management interact and handle outside business transactions.

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