We often think of things like having a foosball table in the
break room, having great snacks in the kitchen, getting extra days off to go
skiing or on vacation as culture – but those aren’t culture, those are perks of
culture. Those are driven by who you are as an organization.
Culture is the set of core values that make up how you do
things in your company. And the offshoot of that can be things like how we
entertain our employees, or how we reward great performance. So it’s important
to be able to recognize the difference between perks, which are the product of
culture, and culture, which sits at the core of your organization – who you are
as a company.
Stay tuned for the next installation of the 100 Culture
Questions series: What’s the Best Way to
Create a Culture of Accountability?