Zappos, Starbucks, Google and Netflix – they all have something in common. They’ve made the news for talking about company culture. Why now?
Our current business environment has a backlog of trust issues. From oil spills and bank fraud, to wiretapping and food contamination – people are tired. Employees, clients, and consumers are demanding transparency and authenticity.
Now, more than ever, our ability to access and share information has developed a thirst for learning about what’s happening behind the scenes. And often, it’s the intangible assets buried in organizational culture that truly differentiate a company, service, or product.
The experiences, expectations, relationships and emotional connections created for employees and clients contribute to success or result in struggle across key areas.
While we believe culture can be measured, it is often best experienced. To help describe it’s importance, we’re turning to those who have said it best. In the 20 company culture quotes that follow, we hope you’ll find a spark of inspiration.
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| Teddy Roosevelt
| Colin Angle, Co-founder, iRobot
| Brian Halligan, CEO, HubSpot
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| Brian Chesky, Co-founder and CEO, Airbnb
| David Cummings, Co-founder, Pardot
| Vern Dosch, Author, Wired Differently
| Peter Drucker, Author
| Bryan Walker, Partner and Managing Director, Ideo
| Jacob Morgan, Author, The Future of Work
| Denise Lee Yohn, Author
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| Brittany Forsyth, SVP of HR, Shopify
| David Mattin, Head of Trends & Insights, TrendWatching
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| Simon Sinek, Author & Speaker
| Moe Carrick & Cammie Dunaway, Authors, Fit Matters
| Anne M. Mulcahy, CEO, Xerox
| Scott Berkun, Author & Speaker
| Edgar Schein, Author & Former Professor, MIT
| Bob Parsons, Founder, Godaddy Group