Undergraduate Blog / Career Development

Company Culture is Important

Immediately I started working at The Woods, I could not help but notice how everyone there was like a close knit family and this greatly benefitted me as it helped me improve on myself. As opposed to just being people, who just worked together, we knew each other personally, offered each other help, advice, and support when we could. I have had internships in which I have worked with a large group of people hence, I did not get the chance to know people on a more personal level and I have worked in similar close-knit internships such as that of The Woods and I prefer this over the later. 

I am very happy I have come to this realization because I believe that is what internships are meant for. They help us sieve through the many variations in work environments, company culture and others in order to help us find what suits us best. Though I can work in a larger organization, smaller close-knit organizations are better for me and here is why:

  1. Open Communication
  • Working with people who I got to know and got comfortable with quickly, made It easier for all of us to communicate. Whenever we felt like one person could do something better to improve on their role, we would tell each other in a very polite way without fear of offending each other because we all know we are trying to help each other. 

2.  More Motivation

  • Aside from the fact that we all openly communicated and worked with one another, decision making involved everyone. This made everyone more motivated because we were all working towards a similar goal, shared the same vision and felt comfortable communicating with anyone we needed to in order to make work go smoother.

3. Easy Accountability 

  • Due to the small size of the organization, it is easy to know who is in charge of what. Hence, we all know who to hold accountable for specific aspects of the business. This makes eat easier for tasks to be accomplished and processes are smoother and faster. 

These reasons, amongst others have led me to the realization that I would prefer to work in a small organization.