Suzanne Cox, Managing Director with Kincannon & Reed in Virginia, states, "Corporate culture is really a set of shared values and expectations.
It's what you think others will do, and what they expect you to do.
Shared expectations enable people to work together productively for the success of the organization.
Alignment with the corporate culture helps people achieve success in their individual roles and experience job satisfaction."
"Some companies use cross-functional teams for day-to-day business", says Cox
advises that one way employers can uncover clues to their cultural values is to, "Look at the highest performers who have been with the company for a long period of time.