William says: Although company culture is an overused expression, to me, it’s the most important element when establishing new teams. Culture is more than what’s written on the office walls - it’s a living thing that changes every time someone new walks through the door, when someone decides to leave, or when other life-changing events occur.
Due to its changing nature, culture is also fragile and, therefore, can never be overlooked. We thrive when others believe in us. We develop when we share with others and challenge ourselves. We feel good when we show kindness to each other. While there is no special recipe for creating the perfect team, if you create an environment where everyone feels like they belong and you provide people with the tools they need to succeed, then you’re well on your way.