Are you sure your company culture is completely cool? If it’s your first job, you don’t have anything to compare. You may think the current company’s culture is, at least, okay. Some people are also comparing the cultures of previous and latest companies.
Well, honestly, your company culture might be worse than you think. Here are the reasons:
1. You and your colleagues are not close enough
How do you describe your relationship with your colleagues? Competitive? Or, super close? The latter is more likely not your answer. Although, you understand that there’s no need for competing internally.
Is there anyone who harass their colleagues? Don’t think that is not a problem. You must have felt difficult to get comfortable at work, since you spend plenty of time together with your colleagues. Companies without team building or relationship building don’t have good company cultures. Period.
Still not sure about how close you are with your colleagues? Think about your time outside the office. The lesser you spend time with them other than working hours, the more bad your company culture is.
2. Your boss is often unreachable
Is your boss the only person at the office with exclusive room? It indicates a hierarchical structure. A good leader wants to get his/her hands dirty, along with their staff. Some bosses are also frequently gone, and you can’t easily communicate with them. Clearly, your company’s culture is not healthy.
Why? Any manager or boss should always engage with the employees. Their leadership capabilities are the best indicators for the entire organisation. If they can’t instill the company values (or do they have company values?), employees will show their bad sides in the office. Such as lack of collaboration and bad tempers.
3. Everyone seems not excited
Do you feel excited every time you are going to work? No? Okay. But how about your colleagues? If your colleagues also seem bored or stressed at work, blame the company. A happy office is filled with vibrant people who are moving around and talking to one another. Moreover, every single employees should have a unified understanding of the company’s key values.
Is there any of those signs that you feel within your office? Well, it’s time to consider the exit door.