Does the cartoon in the video feel familiar to you? If you asked managers to explain your company culture, will employees say, “I would have noticed that by now?”
Too often, organizations feel like they have a culture because they have the values listed on a poster or talk about it at an all-hands meeting. When I ask employees from the same company to describe the culture, I often get different answers.
The truth is that culture is not about the posters or a campaign that declares it. It is best explained by employees sharing what it is like to work there. Until you know the “water cooler talk” on what it is like to work at your organization, you will not know the employee experience or the company culture.