Although the past couple of years have been tortuously unpredictable in HR circles, there’s one topic that’s been present throughout, and that’s the state of company culture.
It’s easy to understand why, too. With the UK gripped by financial uncertainties, COVID-enforced lockdowns and the ongoing effects of Brexit, every organisation has been looking for ways to navigate increasingly choppy business waters – and a positive company culture has often been identified as a key supporting element to success.
However, although company culture has always been a priority for business leaders, influencers and commentators, just what do they really mean to the average employee? Do employees really think they’re that important? Have they been affected by the pandemic? And, who do they think is responsible for the culture of a business?
To find out, we conducted a survey of 1,000 employees across the UK and Ireland; covering a broad range of age groups, industries, job roles and organisational sizes to get some firm answers…