Date of Graduation


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Degree Level



Information Systems


Lambert, Lauren


"Company culture" is one of many buzz phrases researchers use to define the climate of the modern workforce. It's a company's shared values and beliefs and manifests in the way they do business, what employees they attract, and even their bottom line. Company culture initially gained traction during the COVID-19 work-from-home wave when a remote setting allowed companies and employees alike to reevaluate the role of the workplace in their lives and how it shapes their personal and professional goals. This caused a pivot from "hustle" workplace culture to more of a holistic, balanced one. According to Forbes, hustle culture is defined as workplace culture that "put works at the center of life" and is also characterized by long hours, an excessive commitment to work, and burnout (Rozentals). A whopping 38 million people quit their jobs during the pandemic, a phenomenon dubbed "The Great Resignation" (Smart). In fear of losing out big, companies had no choice but to adapt to the new employee experience. What followed was a widespread movement across the labor force to demand that employees provide flexibility, alignment, and security.


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