Organizational culture is a hard to describe concept that refers to the experience of working within an organization-what it looks like and what it feels like to work there. This experience is made up of a mix of generally held expectations of behaviours and values. Organizations with healthy positive cultures are made up of employees who are aligned with the organizations values and who have embraced the organizations mission as their own. We believe that the presence of integrity as an underlying value within an organizations culture is fundamental to its health. We believe people respond well to integrity. We believe that creativity and productivity is enhanced when employees trust that organizational rules and ideals are communicated clearly and followed consistently and equally by all levels of the organization.
In addition to integrity, we believe that people require, and are entitled to, respect, clear communication, and a feeling of safety in their workplace. We believe that employees benefit from knowing what is expected of them and how meeting those expectations will fulfill the overall mission of the organization they are working for, and that this greatly improves teamwork and productivity. We believe that people respond well to acknowledgement and encouragement, and that feedback regarding growth is best received if offered specifically, timely, behaviourally, and positively. We believe that employees are much more likely to be loyal to an organization and aligned with its values if they have been included in the process of establishing these values.