The average person spends nine hours a day at work, so it’s essential to feel happy and enjoy the presence of those around us. Cue culture. After all, being immersed in a company’s culture is what allows people to start making a difference. If you take a job with a company you align with, you'll avoid years (or a lifetime) of discontent for taking a job just for the perks.
As Marsha Sinetar says, “Do what you love, the money will follow.”
Choose a company whose team listens to your opinions and where you feel your ideas and perspective are respected. Working with the right culture boosts productivity, happiness, and state of mind because you're working alongside people who celebrate your uniqueness.
When you're included and feel empowered, you're more likely to take on a new challenge or leadership opportunity. Sense of fulfillment drives energy, which benefits all aspects of life, not just what you do nine to five. For these few short-term benefits and more, never settle for a culture that's based on tolerating your colleagues and drifting through the day when you could be celebrating each other and soaring.
The long-term benefits to cultural fit are just as exciting. Your team knows who you are and what you stand for. You’ve proven yourself and are adding real value to the company because of the passion you consistently bring. Daily job satisfaction is high, which increases overall mental health and energy levels. Seasoned as well as new teammates recognize you for your hard work, talent, and dedication.
For these reasons and more, choose a company culture that’s right for you and your future!
About Joyce Sidopoulos
Joyce Sidopoulos is a Co-Founder and Chief of Operations at MassRobotics, where she develops high-impact programs for the robotics ecosystem, highlighting startups technology, matching startups with potential funders and customers, engaging with tech sectors who benefit from robotics adoption, connecting students and talent to potential employers and working with academia to commercialize research. She holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.