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I work with a lot of startups and for them, creating a successful company culture is not a nice-to-have. It’s a must-have that helps them stand out and thrive in a very competitive world.
According to the Visa Business infographic below, 88% of employees believe a distinct workplace culture is important to business success. In fact, happier employees are:
• 31% more productive
• 300% more creative
• Produce 37% more sales
If you’re a small business, those numbers are huge and can make the difference between success… and having to close your doors.