A Healthy Organizational Culture Matters
A healthy organizational culture can have a huge influence on the success or failure of your business.
What Is Culture?
We define organizational culture as how and why things truly get done in an organization. Organizational culture can be measured by understanding the way people think, behave, and work. This includes the known and unspoken corporate values and assumptions that drive key business practices and behaviors.
Organizational culture is what new employees need to learn to be “accepted as a member” and what makes the organization “feel and act” like itself.
Healthy Leadership Creates a Healthy Organizational Culture
Organizational culture is, to a large degree, defined and guided by a company’s leaders — especially through the people they hire, fire, and promote. If you are a leader, it is your responsibility to ensure you create and reinforce a healthy organizational culture that supports the winning strategy of your business.
3 Ways to Ensure a Healthy Organizational Culture
To ensure a healthy organizational culture, you must be vigilant. Culture can easily get derailed. Here is what you need to do to ensure that your healthy organizational culture is not threatened:
The Bottom Line
A healthy organizational culture is not just a nice-to-have. It is the foundation of a thriving business. Don’t jeopardize the success of your company. Communicate cultural values clearly, listen closely to your employees and beware of misaligned culture warning signs.
To learn more about how to create a high performing organizational culture, download The 3 Levels of a High Performance Culture To Get Right
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