Company culture is the shared set of accepted behaviors and beliefs held in an organization. The company culture is shown through the actions of the company but also in the day-to-day interactions of employees. This includes decision-making processes, policies, and even how people talk to each other in the break room.
Elements included in the company culture are the company’s vision, mission statement, policies, goals, expectations, and work environment. Some company’s cultures are deliberately created and supported, while others happen naturally over time. Many organizations work to cultivate a team-based culture of open communication, while others prefer to be more hierarchical.