Corporate culture confusion

Factors defining corporate culture are up for debate.

“Workers in different positions have different perceptions about who’s calling the shots,” notes an article at

A significant number of employees surveyed by the Workforce Institute and don’t know who’s responsible for determining the culture at their organization.

Although one-third of human resources (HR) staff believe their role is to set the company tone, a mere 10% of other staffers agreed.

About 25% of company executives claim cultural responsibility, while 11% of HR workers and only 9% of the remaining staff concur.

If neither HR workers nor senior management determine culture, it would reason that workers at large are in charge—but, no. “Only 29% of employees believe that they are the most important cultural force in the workplace,” says the article.


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