Have you ever observed a company whose success has occurred over a long period of time?
Chances are it has a great culture.
The long-term success of a business has more to do with the culture than anything else so if I am a leader, culture must be one of my highest priorities.
Merriam Webster defines culture as “the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution or organization.”
Examples include: How people are appreciated, do we celebrate success, are we honest in our dealings with others, do we respect people, do we hold people accountable, etc.
Culture is primarily the responsibility of the CEO as the Chief Culture Officer, but every leader and manager is responsible for living out the company’s vision, mission and values if we are to propagate the desired culture.
Even our team of people on the front line can hold each other accountable for living out the why and what of the company.
Here are some ideas on how we can create and sustain the culture we want in our companies: Read more