Holt Insights: Company Culture and Who’s Responsible for It


And so we get to Part 3, the final nugget of wisdom for this series from our very own Paul Jacobs. If you missed Part 1: ‘The Importance of Enjoying Where You Work’ and Part 2: ‘Interviewing Is a Two-Way Street’, Paul is an expert on careers and recruitment, and so we’ve been sharing a few short videos with some extremely useful bits of career advice from him. So let’s get to it.

What is company culture defined as?

According to Frances Frei and Anne Morriss at Harvard Business Review, “Culture guides discretionary behaviour and it picks up where the employee handbook leaves off. Culture tells us how to respond to an unprecedented service request. It tells us whether to risk telling our bosses about our new ideas, and whether to surface or hide problems.”

Who’s responsibility is it to create a good company culture?

Well, Paul Jacobs (Founder/MD of LoveWorkLife) would say that it’s the ‘individuals responsibility’. The individual should turn up to work giving out an optimistic energy, therefore influencing people in a positive way and creating a company culture that everyone wants to be a part of.

Whether you are an Employee, a Manager or the Main Director of the company, everyone is responsible for creating a positive work culture. This also reflects positively on employee retention and financial goals of the company.

Watch as Paul shares a little more insight on the topic in the quick video below:

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About Paul Jacobs:

Former MD of Office Angels and main Board Director of Adecco UK & Ireland, founder / MD at LoveWorkLife Consulting and currently (we are very happy to say) COO here at our very own Holt Recruitment Group – in other words, he really knows his stuff when it comes to career advice!


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