Own Your Culture

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Remote or Hybrid

It is critical that you strengthen the glue between your people by developing a new hybrid- or remote-relevant culture for your company.

Whether you are building flexible hybrid or fully remote work culture, our team of experts can help

CultureGene's practical and deeply insightful work unlocking the commercial value of company culture for us has been invaluable; I'd thoroughly recommend him to other investors looking to add value to their portfolio companies right now.

- Albert van der Wal, General Partner, Committed Capital

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Our software platform enables our experts to facilitate multi-person workshops in real-time. Our experts guide you an your team through the process ensuring an inclusive process. Most companies make the mistake of defining their values and hoping that their culture will miraculously change. Our rigorous process takes a deep dive approach to defining and embedding your culture. Our experts work with your distributed team to define your:

  • Vision and Mission statements‍
  • Core Values
  • Expected Behaviors
  • Values-Based Interview Questions And start the
    embedding process
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What you can do with CultureGene

Our software driven approach, combined with our team of expert consultants, will help you build and develop a strong, functional company culture creating:

  • A fulfilling, inclusive and equitable culture that is lived by your team
  • An environment where there are no advantages or disadvantages to working remotely

Define/Refine

Our consultants take you and your team through a step by step, software driven process to unlock your core values, mission and vision. (The place most others stop)

Embed

We work with you to embed your values into your processes, functions and decision making - from hiring to promoting to rewarding - ensuring your team lives their values day in day out, with minimal oversight.

Manage

Using our unique software stack, we work with our clients on an ongoing basis to track, course-correct and optimise their company culture.

CultureGene opened our eyes to the power of culture. Everyone took part in the process and had their say and as a result we achieved significant buy-in from the team. The impact on our business, from how and who we recruit to employee engagement and productivity, is undeniable.

- Mike Papageorge, CEO ISF Watchkeeper

Do 'remote first' to succeed at hybrid

To build a thriving hybrid work culture, you need to understand how remote companies operate because, at any one time, a percentage of your people will be working remotely. To ensure the people working remotely don’t feel like second-class citizens, you must integrate remote-first best practices into the company's DNA and treat remote working as the default way of working. It is vital to build a hybrid work culture where:

  • Remote employees must feel as much a part of the team as those in the office.
  • Everybody experiences the culture in the same way, so there are no second class citizens.
  • The leadership team works (mostly) remote.

Remote work best practices

  • Focus on communication
  • Process-ize the business
  • Add structure
  • Develop social connection
  • Create documentation
  • Build/Enhance/Demonstrate trust
  • Focus on results/output
  • Be deliberate about culture
  • Customize recruitment & onboarding processes

Our Covid-19 Research - How 165 Startups are Adapting to Remote Working

We surveyed over 165 startup founders in the UK to find out how they're adapting their company culture to remote working during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our average respondent had raise 2m in funding and has 10 - 24 person team.

What we found out, in a sentence:

The race to remote working excellence has already started, and startups who are optimistic about their productivity gains from working remotely are doing x3 key culture initialtives differntly from other.18

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What We Do

Our software driven consultancy services help some of Europe's leading startups and funds overcome their company culture challenges.

What Clients Say

CultureGene are at the cutting edge of company culture, understanding how high-growth companies leverage their culture to build exceptional businesses
IVALIO JORDANOV, PARTNER 7% VC
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OUR UNIQUE SOFTWARE DRIVEN PROCESS HELPS CLIENTS
DESIGN &BUILD A STRONG, FUNCTIONAL CULTURE

Define/Refine

Our consultants take you and your team through a step by step, software driven process to unlock your core values, mission and vision. (The place most others stop)

Embed

We work with you to embed your values into your processes, functions and decision making - from hiring to promoting to rewarding - ensuring your team lives their values day in day out, with minimal oversight. 

Manage

Using our unique software stack, we work with our clients on an ongoing basis to track, course-correct and optimise their company culture. 

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Do you want to build a top 10% or top 1% company culture?

Join our CEO Brett Putter and two leading culture experts from billion dollar companies for the launch of Brett's latest book, Own Your Culture, on the 30th of September, 5pm BST.

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What People are Saying

TESTIMONIAL

“Working with Brett to define the Runway East company culture has been a pleasure, we've seen a clear ROI”

NATASHA GUERRA MD, RUNWAY EAST
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"The CultureGene methodology is unique in it's scope and effectiveness"

BRONWEN LOUBSER, FRAMES@53
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"Brett is at the cutting edge of company culture. He is leading the way in understanding how high-growth companies leverage their culture and build exceptional businesses"

IVAILO JORDANOV, CEO PRINTASTIC
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“It’s fascinating to see how you break down the culture piece and put it at the centre of every action or decision the company makes. Almost like a framework for how to be successful!”

NICK VERKROOST COO, SEENIT
TESTIMONIAL

"The CultureGene process works, it's as simple as that"

PAUL NIXON, LGT VESTRA
TESTIMONIAL

"Brett opened our eyes to the existence and power of culture and how viewing the business through the window of culture can open doors to positive change."

MICHAEL PAPAGEORGE, ISF WATCHKEEPER
TESTIMONIAL

"17 years of experience working with start-up and high growth companies has allowed Brett to build an elegant and simple framework for the creation of a culture deck."

Paul Archer, CEO Duel

Our Covid-19 Research - How 165 Startups are Adapting to Remote Working

We surveyed over 165 startup founders in the UK to find out how they're adapting their company culture to remote working during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our average respondent had raised £2m in funding and has a 10 - 24 person team.

What we found out, in a sentence:

The 'race to remote working excellence' has already started, and startups who are optimistic about their productivity gains from working remotely are doing x3 key culture initiatives differently from others.

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ABOUT OUR FOUNDER

Brett Putter

Brett is a leading expert on startup and high-growth company culture, and has built and trained a team of similarly passionate experts. He is the the founder and CEO of CultureGene a culture consultancy helping startup and high-growth develop strong, functional, high-performance cultures.

Prior to founding CultureGene Brett was the Managing Partner at a leading London based Executive Search firm where he successfully completed CxO, VP and Director level searches for hundreds of high-growth companies in the UK, US and across EMEA.


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The CultureGene Culture Development Process is a proprietary methodology combining human expertise and technology to help you to define, embed and manage your culture.

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