Myth VS Reality: Employee Perks and Organizational Culture

You have a Ping-pong table and pool table at your work and have a variety of food options – great!

But culture is not done yet.

Although the power of perks is that they are tangible and their effect is easy to witness, they are not everything when it comes to culture. They are window dressing on the culture that already exists.

The actual culture is defined as the sum of the values priorities in the team or organization that has impact on people’s behaviors while they work and coordinate with each other. The Culture development process should start with a question – What kind of culture do you really have today i.e. the sum of the values priorities of the team, not how fancy your office is.

A culture can be good, mediocre, or even bad – even when you have a Ping-pong table at your work.