How your company culture helps or hinders productivity

Understanding your workplace personality is crucial to encouraging collaboration.

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The culture you keep might determine the trouble—or success—that you meet.

Research shows that company culture is inextricably linked to employee productivity. In that particular survey of business owners, 86 percent of respondents say they believe company culture directly affects productivity.

However, acknowledging that company culture and productivity are linked isn’t enough. Communicators and other leaders must understand their vital relationship. Doing so will help you quickly identify and correct culture and productivity issues within your organization.

1. Company culture influences individual mindsets.

Your culture affects the way each employee views performance. High-performance cultures foster high-performing team members. Think of it as positive peer pressure, a tactic long used by athletes, says Aaron Schmookler, leadership coach and co-founder of TheYesWorks, a training and team-building organization.

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