Wrong Shui: How Your Office Could Be Sabotaging Culture
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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With many companies focusing on major bottom lines like bills and payrolls, the last thing on a CEOs mind is office decor. Some may even be downsizing, taking on more virtual workers and freelancers than in-office personnel. But, it’s undeniable that the physical work environment plays a role in productivity, effectiveness and culture of a company.

One tech entrepreneur says not making the right decisions in terms of office environment could, in fact, be doing more harm than CEOs realize, and that decor could play a major role in how your company is perceived and your team retention. Howard A. Tullman,  chairman of Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, writes:

You want your environment to support and reinforce the culture that you want to embed in your business from the beginning. This isn’t easy to do with scarce resources and limited time, but it’s possible. If your budget is brutal, do a few things well and forget the rest. In the long run, quality and smart choices matter most.

If you’re in a position of leadership and wondering how you can upgrade company morale or give your team a boost, maybe a reevaluation of the work space is in order. Tullman suggests

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.

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