When you start a new job, pay attention to these 5 aspects of company culture

Starting a new job is one of the most important — and challenging — parts of any professional’s career. All too often, employees struggle to understand the cultural norms of their new organizations, leading to a variety of workplace conflicts. To set yourself up for success, the authors suggest paying close attention to five key dimensions of your new company’s culture: how your organization values and cultivates relationships, how people tend to communicate, how people make decisions, whether individuals or groups are valued, and how accepting people are of change. Developing a clear understanding of these five aspects of company culture will give you the tools you need to be effective in your new role.

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