Is Your Work Culture “Like a Family”?

Work Culture Like a Family

You’ll often hear people describe their business’s work culture as being “like a family.” But is that a good description? Is that something we should aspire to, or not? The answer is, well, it’s complicated. There are definitely some strong positives people desire: commitment, communication, and acceptance, for example. On the other hand, some people may have negative associations of family dysfunction or even violence, or feel the concept lacks purpose.

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