Why Is Culture Important in the Workplace?

Just like people, businesses have a personality – it’s called business culture. An increasing number of us, business leaders recognize the importance of hiring people who have the personality and business attributes to match the values, beliefs, and attitudes upheld in our organization.

Culture-fit hiring is all about ensuring congruence between the candidate and the values and norms of the business.

If you work somewhere where the culture is a good fit, you’ll tend to develop better relationships with coworkers and be more productive.

Hey, what’s up guys, John Henao here. Hope you’re having an amazing day today. So I’m here from Starbucks and there’s a reasoning behind it. I come to Starbucks like once or twice a week, but today I want to talk to you today about culture. And as you know, Starbucks has an amazing culture and of course, they have amazing coffee.

That’s why a lot of people come to Starbucks every single day continuously. So I wanted to share a story that happened two weeks ago. We had hired an additional web designer to help us in the web department. And what happened was that we hire too fast, and, we just hired them because this person had amazing skills, but what happened was that we overlooked his personality and his character traits, and we noticed that he didn’t fit our culture.

So after one week of him working with us, we realized that this guy didn’t fit our culture. We had to let him go. We spoke to the leadership department and we had to make that tough decision to let him go. And this was not easy of course, because we needed this person.

So we approached the person. We told him, we were very sorry to hire him so quickly. And we just encourage him. We told him, Hey, you’re going to do well in another company. And that’s what I want to share today is that if you haven’t built a culture and if you’re not hiring because of personality or character, first, I encourage you that you do that.

Right. I encourage you that when you’re hiring someone, make sure that you’re not only hiring for his skills, make sure that you’re hiring for his personality, his character. And there’s actually a skill test that you can give this person to make sure that he fits the culture. Because what happens is that if you hire the wrong person, culture-wise, you’re going to either frustrate him or you’re going to frustrate the whole team and you don’t want that.

So that’s what I want to encourage you to do today, make sure that you’re hiring the right people in your team because you want to start building the right culture ’cause culture always wins. Culture will allow your business and your law firm to grow and flourish because remember everyone in your team, everyone in your organization is coming, is working eight to 10 hours a day.

So you want to make sure that the right people are working, the people that you’re getting along with every single day that you like the people, right? That they fit, that, you have the right fit in your organization. So guys that’s all I wanted to share. I can keep on talking about culture. If you liked this video, make sure to like, comment or share.

Thank you so much.

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