In the corporate world, company culture defines nearly everything. Throughout the last decade, the success and failure of companies were often indicative of their internal culture. The signs were there long before closure that things weren’t right.
Take WeWork, for example. Externally, the company seemed to be plying workers with all the trappings of a modern startup culture-centric business. Social media was awash with images of the company’s impressive offices, of unlimited alcohol on tap and constant fun corporate events – however, these were simply a façade; a face that the company put on externally to make themselves look good. Internally, the culture was crumbling with lightning-fast turnovers, reports of harassment, rolling firings and redundancies, directionless leaders and a CEO with no grounding in ensuring that his people’s wellbeing was taken care of.
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