All hail the coronation of culture as our new workplace sovereign.
Speakap, an employee communication technology provider, conducted a survey to determine just how important company culture has become to employees. The findings support the notion that culture—defined in this case as the “sum of a company’s values, traditions, beliefs, interactions, behaviors and attitudes”—has risen to the very top of the worker perk pile.
For some respondents, culture even trumps cash. Many also expressed a willingness to work extra hours to join a company with a primo culture. The survey says:
Fifty-eight percent of employees said they’d take a job at a competing company if the new company had a better culture than their current one.
It goes on to say:
Forty-eight percent of respondents would be willing to work a 60-hour week in exchange for better office culture.