Culture can either make people feel included or feel like the odd one out. Most organizations strive to uphold a positive, welcoming culture (or at least a culture that isn’t abusive), but not all are successful.
That’s why it’s smart to get a great understanding of an organization’s culture before accepting a new job. Before interviewing for a new job, people should think about what company culture means to them. What’s most important? There are a range of things to consider: values, ethics, ambitions, workplace environment or “feel,” diversity and inclusion, encouragement of fun, etc.
This resource covers very pointed questions to ask about the culture of a company as well as questions to ask yourself after the interview. As a new employee, if you want to feel happy, comfortable, secure, valued, and avoid unnecessary stress, taking a hard look at culture is your smartest option.