It's easy to observe and discuss symptoms of culture. Appealing "perks" like flexible hours and working from anywhere are fun to talk about and are often used to attract and retain employees. Even though it's a common pattern, there are severe problems with blindly appropriating symptoms of culture. Avoid the pitfalls by being intentional with your values and how you and your team work. Take a look at how GitHub derives culture from first principles and to understand why we work the way we do.