Im listening to a great talk about culture inside a company – aira.net
defining culture: you have to address the culture and define what you want it to be, it wont happen organically.
you have to have a strong feedback culture to have a good culture
you need to make everything concrete.
I also met some people that I know!
What should the values be?
defining career paths and job descriptions for each role is crucial.
expectations for the levels of employees – all juniors should have the same expectations (their technical remit is different). Feedback every 6 months measured against the expectations docs.
Recognise the good behaviours – its a great way to promote the values you want.
Mental health coaching during work hours – Sanctus go to their offices once a month.
Trust each other, dont micromanage. Feedback early and often.
Make a document about the culture. put it on the website. Add it to the company handbook. All the line managers are responsible as well as the leadership team.
1 map out what the team need from you
2 map out what you expect from them
3 look at the behaviours that make your team what it is