Your Sad Corporate Culture is Affecting Your Sales Numbers
| Jun 21, 2019 | 3 min read
Employees in today’s workforce want to work for a company with a good culture; somewhere they fit in and feel that their ideas are heard. But, really, how important is it?
Corporate culture isn’t simply about employee happiness at work. It impacts some of the most critical factors of performance:
Since becoming an independent company in September 2018, Challenger has been dedicated to its employees, its clients, and its overall success. Across the last ten months, in addition to standing up the internal functions of our business and carrying out our client engagements, we established the Challenger Culture Committee, a team of Challenger colleagues dedicated to creating and promoting corporate culture through events and outreach.
Challenger’s mission statement: “We challenge conventional thinking to unlock growth and enable an uncommon customer experience” coupled with our values “authentic collaboration,” “bold thinking,” “lifelong learning,” and “uncompromised quality” are what drive us. We worked together as a team to establish our mission and values, and now we work together to carry out that impact with our colleagues and clients every day.
A company cannot simply be a collection of individuals; it must be a team – and that’s what Challenger is. We welcome the ideas and opinions of our colleagues regardless of role, tenure, or geographical location. We ask for help, work together, and learn from others. We celebrate accomplishments together and work toward common goals.
Challenger is a people-driven business. Our success comes from the knowledge, dedication, and execution of our top-notch team. Our employees are not dispensable; each brings a unique perspective and experience to our organization. It's for this reason that we are so dedicated to fostering a positive environment and corporate culture at Challenger.
Our culture is what helps us attract and retain our remarkable team, develop and deliver extraordinary products and experiences for our clients, and grow our company.
We value teamwork. We value progress. We value curiosity. We value excellence. We live these values every day, individually and as a team. The Challenger Culture Committee helps us recognize these values beyond our day to day work as well, whether it be through our global service days, diversity and inclusion initiatives, wellness week, or an outdoor happy hour on a Friday afternoon.
Lauren Francati is a Senior Analyst on Challenger’s New Product Development team, focusing on the creation and management of Challenger’s virtual learning offerings. She is also the head of the Culture Committee at Challenger.