Written by: Melissa Suzuno
“Company culture? Oh yeah, we’ve got it covered—we have a ping pong table and a kegerator!”
If this line of reasoning makes you cringe, then you’re not alone. Company culture is a hot topic in the business community, and most people are quick to point out that this term refers to much more than fun features of the office layout or an action-packed social calendar.
The following blogs made our list because they delve into what exactly company culture is, how you can build and maintain it as your organization grows, and which management techniques have a positive (and not-so-positive) impact on it. In other words, they’re talking about much more than décor and perks.
1. Buffer Open
Wow. Talk about a breath of fresh air! The folks at Buffer do not shy away from being open and honest about what’s going on internally at their company. It’s fascinating to learn about their experiments, successes, and failures as they attempt to build a better company culture. A must-read for anyone who’s serious about defining and refining company culture.
Recent posts: When We Took Transparency Too Far: The Transparency Feedback Experiment, 11 New Teammates, 13 Open Roles: Hiring at Buffer in July 2015, What We Got Wrong About Self-Management: Embracing Natural Hierarchy at Work
There’s a lot to love about the Officevibe blog—like its adorable design, in-depth articles, and actionable advice on topics related to company culture, employee engagement, and happiness at work. There’s something for everyone from the HR admin tasked with collecting feedback to the CEO looking to expand a company without compromising culture.
TINYpulse offers fun and informative posts on a range of topics of interest to HR pros, management, and employees. Wondering about things like which foods to outlaw in the office microwave or whether offering yoga at the office is a good idea? Or looking for tips on how to improve your recruiting and onboarding strategies? It’s all here!
4. Culture Amp
Though not presented in typical blog post form, Culture Amp’s “People Geekly” weekly newsletter is chock-full of timely pieces related to company culture, employee relations, and more. We love the fact that they provide you with the estimated time it’ll take you to read each article they link to, as well as tweetable soundbites if you’re even more pressed for time. UPDATE: If you’re looking for a more traditional blog-like reading experience, check out Culture Amp’s Culture Zine.
It might be a little unfair to label the Glassdoor for Employers Blog as just a company culture blog since it’s so much more than that. Glassdoor uses its unique data and insight into how employees feel about their employers to inform posts that cover everything from employer brand and recruiting to employee engagement and retention.
How do you keep employees happy? What’s the best way to deliver constructive criticism? Are millennials really that different from other generations? Tune in to the Good.co blog for all these topics and more.
In a manner similar to our friends at Glassdoor, the team at Great Place to Work share insights into what makes a company well-liked by its employees. Follow them for ideas about organizational culture and workplace tips and best practices.
Have a favorite company culture blog you’d like to share? Drop us a line in the comments section to let us know!