Global Company Culture Day – September 18, 2022

Global Company Culture Day is observed on September 18 every year. It is a day for companies and organizational leaders to focus on ensuring that their company’s culture functions in a way that maximizes productivity, profitability, and the happiness of their employees. Global Company Culture Day was created by the Global Company Culture Association in 2019. The term ‘company culture’ has gained a lot of traction of late. It refers to “the attitudes and behaviors of a company and its employees.” It is entirely intangible but can be observed in the way the people in an organization behave, the values they hold, and the decisions they make.

History of Global Company Culture Day

The concept of corporate culture, or company culture, was developed at the beginning of the 1980s and gained popularity by the 1990s. The term was used by managers, sociologists, and other academics to describe the culture of a particular company. This culture includes beliefs, behaviors, value systems, strategies, communication, relations, environment, attitude, dress code, etc.

By 2015, it was acknowledged that company culture is not created by just founders, management, and employees of a company, but also by “national cultures and traditions, economic trends, international trade, company size, and products.” Advancements in technology have changed the nature of corporate culture in recent years. Now, organizations are affected by multiple cultures due to globalization and greater international interactions.

Successful corporate cultures often boil down to a few characteristics. These include vision, values, practices, people, narrative, and place. A company’s culture impacts its overall functioning. Additionally, employees might be attracted to companies with cultures they gravitate towards. For example, for a company that focuses on innovation, fostering a culture conducive to it will be critical for not just functioning but also attracting human capital that can feasibly thrive in such an environment.

Global Company Culture Day timeline

1980s
‘Corporate Culture’ is Defined

‘Corporate culture’ is used as a term for the first time.

1990s
Corporate Culture is Popularized

Corporate culture is popularized in the cultural zeitgeist.

2015
Characteristics of Successful Culture

“Harvard Business Review” identifies six characteristics of successful corporate cultures.

2019
Global Company Culture Day

Global Company Culture Day is established by the Global Company Culture Association.

Global Company Culture Day FAQs

What are the four types of company culture?

The four kinds of company culture are clan culture, adhocracy culture, market culture, and hierarchy culture.

Why is culture important in business?

Culture defines everything an organization does.

How do you celebrate your team?

Appreciate them!

How to Observe Global Company Culture Day

  1. Analyze your company’s culture

    At a management level, organizations can analyze their company’s culture. This will help them understand it better and make improvements where necessary.

  2. Plan activities with employees

    Plan a day of fun and educational activities about the company culture at your workplace. This gives employees the chance to interact and discuss any concerns they may have.

  3. Reach out to an organizational psychologist

    If existing employees and management are unable to understand the existing culture, reach out to an organizational psychologist. They will help analyze the culture, offer advice, and suggest possible improvements.

5 Facts About The Workplace

  1. Peak productivity

    Tuesday is said to be the most productive day of the week.

  2. Productive tunes

    Listening to music can help boost productivity.

  3. Proper sleep

    Adults who get 7.5 to nine hours of sleep a day tend to be about 20% more productive.

  4. You’ve got mail

    Workers tend to spend about 25% of the workday reading and writing emails.

  5. Calling in sick

    Monday is the most common day for employees to call in sick.

Why Global Company Culture Day is Important

  1. It boosts awareness about company culture

    Every individual in an organization impacts its culture greatly. Global Company Culture Day encourages greater awareness about company culture in employees.

  2. It’s an opportunity to evaluate your company culture

    It’s often hard to objectively evaluate a culture you are a part of. Global Company Culture Day is a reminder to take a step back and observe.

  3. It offers an opportunity to improve

    If you find something you don’t like, it’s a perfect opportunity to work on it. We can all benefit from making improvements.

Global Company Culture Day dates

YearDateDay
2022September 18Sunday
2023September 18Monday
2024September 18Wednesday
2025September 18Thursday
2026September 18Friday

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