In a world where technology reigns supreme, we must not forget the heart of our organizations—the culture. The beating heart of company culture guides our values, beliefs, and actions towards a higher purpose. Fulfillment, communication, trust, and diversity form the cornerstones of a transformative culture that fuels growth and fulfillment in the workplace.

By championing culture, leaders can ignite a spark of inspiration that empowers employees to make a profound difference. Culture is not just a buzzword. It’s the very heart of a company.

Culture isn’t some vague term without definition. In fact, culture is a critical and tangible aspect of employee satisfaction, retention, and performance, as the research above indicates.

Ultimately, culture is the shared values, beliefs, attitudes, customs, and behaviors that define an organization. Vital elements of culture include purpose, communication, trust, transparency, inclusion, accountability, and innovation. When these elements are nurtured and aligned, they create a culture of good that fosters employee engagement, productivity, and well-being.

The case study report linked below more fully examines culture, offering a critical look at three different companies that have taken culture initiatives seriously and brought about valuable change for the organization and the workforce overall.

This case study report features three employers supported by HR Tech Award-winning companies: Quantum Workplace, HiBob, and BlueBoard. Learn more about the HR Tech Awards.