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When people describe a company with great culture, many people immediately picture a laid-back and fun-loving atmosphere. This sells a good company culture far short, though.

Building a great culture is much more than just casual attire or Beer Friday—it’s more about the who, what, how, and why of your business. Your culture isn’t your perks, it’s your values. Building great culture takes some combination of time, money, and effort, but the payoff is a powerful business tool and the ultimate competitive advantage.

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Topics: Values, Company Culture

If you want to improve your company's culture, you need to start making love in the workplace.

We just hosted the Ann Arbor Small Giants chapter meetup with guest speaker David Mammano, author of the book Make Love in the Workplace. And we learned some fantastic principles about how to strengthen your company's culture. It's all about making love...sort of.

Here are 4 tips we gleaned from David about what it means to make love in the workplace and boost your company culture:

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Topics: Company Culture

When it comes to being in an open, peer-driven discussion about running your business, you should always be willing to answer the questions you pose. So when Small Giants Community member Jim Mullaney of Edoc Service (Cincinnati, Ohio), posed six questions about running a business from a Small Giants perspective, we weren’t going to let him get away with not answering those questions about his own work.

How do Jim’s answers compare to how you’d answer the questions?

Am I building my company to last forever or to flip and sell it?

At Edoc Service we’re focused strictly on company growth, stability, and sustainability for the future. Selling the company is the farthest thing from our minds. Our current CEO may “age out” after 10 years and our strategy is geared to that timeframe.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Company Culture, Open Book Management, Fulfillment Orientation, Small Giants, Relationship Oriented

We examine the cultures of great companies with an eye toward connecting you personally to their successes and how it could affect your workplace. In this piece from Sue Funkhouser, author of our latest ebook, Steering Company Culture During Growth,” you get to experience the practical and personal inspirations from the companies that were featured. Get to know them a little more intimately and then download the big picture examination of their cultures. (-SGC)

1. Soul Searching with a Compass

What I found remarkable about Nikki Burua, Co-founder of BeyondCurious, is that she identified the purpose of her company before she decided what business she would be in.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Company Culture

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