How you create culture is vital to building your business. Creating culture in a company comes down to factors such as leadership, openness and values.
Leadership starts at the top. If a leader makes eye contact with employees, is respectful and warm, chances are qualities like this will become contagious. An environment where you feel welcome and included is a place where employees are more likely to speak up. A culture of comfort in speaking up does not solely benefit the employee. According to the Center for Talent Innovation, there is a strong connection between inclusive leadership and growth.
Also, an organization's values set the tone for the company’s culture. Are you walking the talk or paying lip service? Do you value being accountable? Being positive? To create a well integrated and successful team, you need to identify people who will fit best with its culture and values. Take the time to do this right and you'll have a company where people want to come and do their best work!