What is the right culture for you to thrive?

Every organisation has a unique culture and a myriad of factors contribute to influencing an organisations culture.

However there are a number of common factors that always influence culture – you can consider these factors when determining what culture will enhance your career and provide the environment for you to be successful.

Structure – the ownership of a company will often influence the mindsets and values of the people within the organisation.

  • Government
  • Private
  • Not For Profit
  • Publicly Listed Company

Performance – most organisations experience different business cycles at different times. Opportunities are often greatest with organisations that are in a period of growth and development. Assess whether an organisation is in a period of:

  • Growth
  • Plateau
  • Decline

Size – values and behaviours that drive culture can be influenced by the size of an organisation. Consider what size of organisation you are best suited to:

  • <30 staff
  • <100 staff
  • < 500 staff
  • >1000 staff

Industry – participating in an industry that you are excited and passionate about can be very rewarding and fulfilling.

Vision – an organisations visions should provide guidance on the strategy, values and purpose of an organisation. To be effective, a vision must be “authentic” and accurately reflect the behaviours of the organisation and its people.