No single factor – not sales, marketing, finance, strategy or operations – has more influence over the ultimate success of an organization than its culture.
Here are 9 signs your company has a culture problem:
The solution to a culture problem is much faster, easier and cost-effective than a broad-scale corporate initiative, but it also takes more guts. It takes leaders who are willing to say, “We’ve allowed the culture in this place to deteriorate to an unacceptable level. This is what we have to talk about – all the time – until we fix it!”
When your employees know their work is valued and they are also valued for who they are and not just their output, your culture problems will begin to recede. When your teammates know that they can tell the truth about what isn’t working in your organization and fear no consequences, they’ll tell you the truth and you know trust has been built.
It’s easy to build trust in an organization if you can only tell the truth to yourself and to your teammates.
Will your leaders rise to the challenge?