We are independent & ad-supported. We may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.
Advertiser Disclosure
Our website is an independent, advertising-supported platform. We provide our content free of charge to our readers, and to keep it that way, we rely on revenue generated through advertisements and affiliate partnerships. This means that when you click on certain links on our site and make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn more.
How We Make Money
We sustain our operations through affiliate commissions and advertising. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, we may receive a commission from the merchant at no additional cost to you. We also display advertisements on our website, which help generate revenue to support our work and keep our content free for readers. Our editorial team operates independently of our advertising and affiliate partnerships to ensure that our content remains unbiased and focused on providing you with the best information and recommendations based on thorough research and honest evaluations. To remain transparent, we’ve provided a list of our current affiliate partners here.

What Are the Different Aspects of Corporate Culture?

By Carrieanne Larmore
Updated May 16, 2024
Our promise to you
SmartCapitalMind is dedicated to creating trustworthy, high-quality content that always prioritizes transparency, integrity, and inclusivity above all else. Our ensure that our content creation and review process includes rigorous fact-checking, evidence-based, and continual updates to ensure accuracy and reliability.

Our Promise to you

Founded in 2002, our company has been a trusted resource for readers seeking informative and engaging content. Our dedication to quality remains unwavering—and will never change. We follow a strict editorial policy, ensuring that our content is authored by highly qualified professionals and edited by subject matter experts. This guarantees that everything we publish is objective, accurate, and trustworthy.

Over the years, we've refined our approach to cover a wide range of topics, providing readers with reliable and practical advice to enhance their knowledge and skills. That's why millions of readers turn to us each year. Join us in celebrating the joy of learning, guided by standards you can trust.

Editorial Standards

At SmartCapitalMind, we are committed to creating content that you can trust. Our editorial process is designed to ensure that every piece of content we publish is accurate, reliable, and informative.

Our team of experienced writers and editors follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure the highest quality content. We conduct thorough research, fact-check all information, and rely on credible sources to back up our claims. Our content is reviewed by subject-matter experts to ensure accuracy and clarity.

We believe in transparency and maintain editorial independence from our advertisers. Our team does not receive direct compensation from advertisers, allowing us to create unbiased content that prioritizes your interests.

The different aspects of corporate culture are values, language, expectations, rituals and stories. Corporate culture can strengthen a business if the different aspects are in alignment with its mission and objectives. Consequently, mergers and acquisitions can be unsuccessful if the different aspects of the two cultures are not in alignment. While sometimes difficult, the corporate culture of an organization can be changed so that the company can implement changes more easily in the future.

Values are instilled into corporate culture by the decision and actions of the organization's leaders. This aspect of corporate culture influences the attitudes, motivation and decisions of employees. The understated values are just as influential as the stated values. These values include time management, cost savings, amount of space, and work performance. For instance, the company may reward employees that arrive on time regularly to put a high value on punctuality, but may also show tolerance by ignoring employees that leave early every day. After a while, the corporate culture will be to arrive on time but that it is okay to leave early.

Type of language used for communication within and outside of the organization influences the corporate culture. This includes whether employees talk formally and use expressions or terminologies that are unique to the organization. Some organizations use very casual language when speaking with management and coworkers, but speak formally when communicating with upper management. Shoptalk can be filled with expressions and terminologies that are not common outside of the organization, which can sometimes seem overwhelming when training new employees.

Expectations for employee behavior are an aspect of corporate culture that can either foster or hinder creativity and acceptance of new employees onto the team. Management should make clear to employees its expectations of how they should behave while at work to avoid confusion and create a positive working environment. It is especially important that new employees be briefed on office etiquette and general rules of the organization.

Rituals are an important aspect of corporate culture that employees follow, such as meetings and submitting reports. Some organizations hold large, routine meetings, while others hold informal one-on-one meetings. Other businesses only hold a meeting whenever a change will be made, regardless of the number of attendants. Some rituals become so habitual that they continue even when no longer necessary.

Stories and myths are shared in many corporate cultures to inspire and motivate employees. They may vary from how the company was founded to the heroes of the organization. These stories are used to convey a message to employees about its values and customs.

SmartCapitalMind is dedicated to providing accurate and trustworthy information. We carefully select reputable sources and employ a rigorous fact-checking process to maintain the highest standards. To learn more about our commitment to accuracy, read our editorial process.
Discussion Comments
SmartCapitalMind, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.

SmartCapitalMind, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.