It’s challenging to write about leadership and culture without sounding like a bad motivational poster. To help, we decided to take a quick poll around the S&N offices and ask people what pops into their head when they think of our company culture. Although there were a variety of responses, we noticed a pattern: honest, down to earth, respectful, determined, confident and “guy-next-door” approachable.
Knowing how people define your culture is crucial. Your culture determines which employees find you and stay with you. For example, a certain level of openness is important to S&N. People know they can speak up when they see room for improvement. We’re looking to change the perception of the industry and how the utility construction and locating industry is viewed.
What three words would you use to describe your company culture? Do you like those words, or do you want to change them? We’d like to hear from you.