If you have a job, then you experience corporate culture. It’s the way we think, feel and act in relation to our workplace. The word ‘corporate’ refers to the collective body that makes up an organization. Corporate culture includes the symbols, stories and traditions that we share with each other and pass on to new colleagues as they join our organizations.
This idea applies to many organized groups: corporations, companies, governments, universities, nonprofits, churches, social clubs or your neighborhood fitness center. This applies to you – and it applies everywhere you go. You are likely a member of several ‘bodies’ and subject to several different corporate cultures.
In this, our twelfth annual survey, we again ask training professionals and business leaders to tell us about their working environment. Through a series of nine questions, we touch on all the facets of corporate culture that executive coaching is designed to enhance: communication, cooperation, openness and empowerment.