Workplace Culture

Basia Najarro Skudrzyk
4 min readMar 4, 2022
Workplace culture starts with employee engagement.

Culture is the character and personality of your organization. It’s what makes your work unique and it is the sum of its values, traditions, beliefs, interactions, behaviors, and attitudes.

The organizational culture in a workspace simply means how things get accomplished. It focuses on the working pattern, utilization of resources for the best output, staff experiences in the office, their emotions, their behavior pattern and how communication is shared amongst the organization. The workplace culture is extremely important as it defines how people are working effectively in their work environment. The productivity of employees is directly connected to an organization’s workplace culture.

Each organizational culture has some basic elements. These include: the way people communicate within their teams and office space, how information is shared, and how decisions are made. These elements are further defined by leadership. Work culture begins with the employees based on behavior which transfers from the direction of how leadership would like their mission and values carried out.

What can we learn from successful organizational cultures?

Effective communication is key and the main ingredient. This ingredient builds trust and defines the flow of information and exchange of ideas in the work environment. When there is a block in communication, different approaches may be created that can cause more harm than good in a work environment. Effective communication strengthens good relationships in the work environment and becomes a two-way exchange of ideas and information that creates more innovation and opportunity to find ways of creating a positive work environment.

When communication gaps are present, the chance of chaos and misunderstanding is inevitable. The development of the organizational culture transfers into destructive workflows and the development is hindered as the flow of information does not become relevant and transfers into a disruptive flow. When disruption occurs in communication, ideas that are essential to build trust and development are not able to be nurtured in a positive way.

In order for positive workflow to live within a workplace culture, leaders must define which communication is needed and how this can be conveyed through proper channels on an…

Basia Najarro Skudrzyk

Workforce development leader, loves education, cooking & travel; author, with a marketing, organizational behavior & international public relations background.