Company culture. A term that was virtually unheard of before 1970, growing exponentially in use from the 1980’s onwards (thanks Google Ngram). The idea of company culture is regularly discussed by strategists and CEOs & business leaders the world over, and with good reason. Understanding your company culture is key to ensuring your employees are happy and productive, and it is vital when it comes to office design. Knowing your culture gives you the tools you need to design an environment which brings out the best in your employees, and lets your company thrive.