Work Culture: Why It Matters?

Once we reach adulthood, it is but inevitable for us to work. We need to earn our keep to survive and provide for our family. That is a reality we can’t escape until the day we eventually retire. Just as we choose our career path once we enter college, we also choose the type of work we end up doing for the rest of our lives. It may be confusing for some and they jump from one workplace to another without a clear purpose in life but you can’t really blame them. Just as you don’t get a Parenthood guide once you become parents, it’s basically the same thing with work – theory is different from practice.

While our classroom knowledge can give us that added push we need as we venture out on our career, the work culture in your office/institution/organization has a lot to do with how happy and productive an employee becomes at work. After all, it’s not all about work, work, work. All work and no play can make any man dull and sad. Today, you’ll notice that companies not only project a certain brand image but a specific work culture that defines them from all the rest. But why all the fuss all of a sudden when it wasn’t really a big issue in the past?

Recent research published by McKinsey suggests that many organizations view their culture as the biggest barrier to their