After many years of working within companies, consulting to dozens of different companies, and teaching about companies in an MBA program, I’ve learned how important it is to create a culture based on values, to teach and reinforce those values, and to make sure that they trickle down to all levels in the organization. Study after study reveal the importance of people feeling good about their workplace.  The culture of the company and the personality of the employee must be a good fit.

In this course we define what we mean by company culture, explore ways of achieving it, and maintaining the culture we want. We will offer suggestions as to how you can improve your company culture (if you so desire).  

Although company culture starts at the C level, HR has a vital role in its articulation and maintenance.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize what is meant by Company Culture.
  • Discover the elements that go into creating a successful company culture.
  • Explore ways to create and/or enhance their company culture.
  • Identify the elements needed to assure all levels of the organization maintain the desired culture of the company.
Last updated/reviewed: August 18, 2023

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6 Reviews (26 ratings)


Anonymous Author
This course provided a comprehensive overview of creating and nurturing a robust culture within any organization. The instructor presented content in an easy-to-understand and engaging manner, including many real-world examples and considerations for leaders. Good supporting materials provided to further illustrate key concepts.

Member's Profile
Informative but I would have appreciated more examples from the presenter and more information on how to maintain the best company culture.

Anonymous Author
The instructor did a nice job laying the foundation for company culture and provided practical examples for various scenarios

Anonymous Author
More explanation and how the concepts take place application in the workplace would have made the module more interesting

Member's Profile
This was a good introductory course on company culture. The instructor gave good examples many from her own experiences.

Anonymous Author
Good course for everyone looking to refresh cultural ideas.

Course Complexity: Intermediate

No Advanced Preparation or Prerequisites are needed for this course. 

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
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Course Syllabus
  Introduction to Company Culture: Creating and Maintaining the Best9:41
Creating and Maintaining Company Culture
  Vision and Mission Statements6:12
  Surveying Company Culture6:39
  Some Definitions6:19
  Culture Defined9:19
  Why Does Culture Matter?13:33
  Types of Organizational Cultures8:37
  Cultural Values Spectrum and Conclusion9:40
  Company Culture- Creating and Maintaining the Best 1:10:02
  Slides: Company Culture: Creating and Maintaining the BestPDF
  Company Culture: Creating and Maintaining the Best Glossary/IndexPDF
  Review Questionsquiz
 Final Examexam