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Perks and Culture Are Not Created Equal

Posted on Sep 11th 2018

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Perks and Culture Are Not Created Equal

Re-mark-able:

Worthy of being or likely to be noticed especially as being uncommon or extraordinary.

With the onslaught of creative workplace benefits in many industries, it may seem like it's getting harder and harder to develop a remarkable and competitive company culture.

Companies all over the United States are starting to offer perks that simply haven't existed before: game and lounge areas, complimentary snacks and lunches, paid paternity leave, and fully funded health care plans are just a few that are becoming more and more popular.

With low unemployment rates and increased competitive poaching, organizations are spending millions of dollars a year on these improvements to retain their people and further develop their own remarkable company culture.

But perks and culture are far from the same thing.

Cul-ture:

The set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution or organization.

By definition, a company is entirely capable of developing a remarkable culture without a single expensive perk.

In your pursuit of creating an uncommon, extraordinary culture, don't let a competitor's bottomless bucket of perks confuse what that means.