Company culture is a broad term used to describe a company’s ideal atmosphere. It may come in the form of a set of guidelines or in-office practices that focus on the feelings of employees.
However, the reality is that company culture can often get lost in the details. Yes, an inspirational mission statement can present the facade of a healthy company, but the actions of an organization say much more.
This is particularly difficult to achieve with a distributed workforce. Today’s businesses have become more inclined to adopt remote or hybrid work models, which can alter how company culture is perceived.
This need for well-defined culture has led to the emergence of a new service model called culture-as-a-service (CaaS).
“Culture is always a work in progress, and in the hyper-competitive market of IT that prioritises speed, responsiveness and innovation above all else, this is especially true,” said Jan Wildeboer, EMEA evangelist at Red Hat. “Organisations need to build a culture that’s compatible with contemporary workflows, while also being willing to constantly iterate on that culture to keep on top of economic and technological change.”
Through this model, Wildeboer said companies can directly invest into their workers, processes, communication and collaboration, which makes for a healthy company culture.
In order for the CaaS model to work, teams will need to be ready to adopt a collaborative mindset, which can be a big obstacle in building a positive company culture.