"Describe the perfect culture for you."

My current company is amazing at perpetuating a positive and non-toxic culture in the office. We pride ourselves on a set of values that guides the way we work. We have many methods of motivating and praising each other, some of which have rewards that we can choose to give.

My perfect culture includes the same civility I have seen at my current position. I, in fact, recently watched a speech on this subject, in which Christine Porath tells of the cost of incivility. People who believe they are treated unfairly are far less productive and creative than those who are praised and feel empowered.

Being kind, yet firm, will get you far.