HR Debatable


Company culture, also known as organizational culture, refers to the shared values, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviours that characterise an organisation and shape how people interact and work towards common goals. It is the collective personality, if you like, of an organization and influences the overall employee experience. As such, it has an intangible element to it, something that cannot be explained but has to be experienced. And it’s exactly this that touches on an interesting question around company culture in a hybrid or remote work environment. Because what happens with culture if people cannot feel what the energy of a group of people working physically together is like? If they cannot experience whether the company they just joined is a place where simply people walk up to colleagues from different teams with ideas or questions they may have, where people come to you to say hi when they see a face they haven’t seen before? What happens to a company culture when there literally is no place for spontaneity because everybody is remote? And this brings me to our statement: Company culture cannot be maintained in a hybrid work (or remote) environment.