Is developing a culture an appropriate goal for an organization, or is it a reflection, resulting from establishment and support of goals and values? In fact, it is both.
Organizational culture is a reflection of a department or company’s
You can see these reflected in three ways; through
Why does organizational culture matter?
It is important to establish and nurture a culture that supports your company’s goals and reflects the values, priorities, and position of your organization. In that sense developing a healthy corporate culture is indeed a goal.
It is not unusual to find that a company’s goals and its culture are not aligned. In fact, that is often a reason companies engage our firm. As leadership changes, priorities shift or the company matures, it is not unusual for cultural discord to become a real deterrent to performance.
A healthy culture is key to continuous improvement. There will always be opportunities for improvements that drive better results. With a healthy culture, everyone on the team will help find such opportunities and innovate and adapt together.
Is your work culture strong? Is it healthy? Is it aligned with company goals? With other departments? Who is leaving your organization? Are the right people staying? What values, priorities, status, and tacit agreements are reflected?
Look and listen, then tell us what kind of culture you work in and your thoughts about its effectiveness and the forces behind it.
As we continue the “culture” discussion we plan to pose and address many questions. Let us know what you are interested in hearing about. Click or call!