Good Company Culture

Wed, 23 Apr 2014

At the end of 2014, I will have been in the work force for 15 years.  In that time, I’ve worked or consulted for quite a few a companies.  They’ve ranged from minuscule to enormous, covered a range of industries and been headquartered in several different countries.  I’ve had working experiences that I loved and ones that I’ve hated, and I’ve come to the conclusion that life is too short to not enjoy my time at work.

Over that time, I’ve come to learn what makes an organisation/team one that I’d enjoy working in, and got better at asking the right questions in interviews to reduce the risk of a bad fit.  So, I thought I’d write on several aspects of company culture that go a long way to making it somewhere I’d want to be.

I should note that I care about the attitudes of my manager, the immediate team I’m working in, and the wider organisation.  I struggle when I get mixed messages, so I will always aim to ensure that they are positive and not at odds with each other.