Do You Have a Misaligned Culture?
Successful organizations thrive on alignment. Their culture, their strategy, and their talent all shift and move in harmony. If any of these three pillars of success are askew, there is performance danger ahead.
What Happens when There Is a Misaligned Culture
Our organizational alignment research found that strategic clarity accounts for 31% of the difference between high and low performing organizations. When there is a breach in the corporate culture, the entire company suffers. Just think of Volkswagen’s culture with their emissions fraud or Wells Fargo’s sales culture with their fake account scandal.
The lawsuits and the stain on their reputations will continue for years.
Seven Danger Signs of a Misaligned Culture
While the majority of executives know workplace culture is extremely important to the performance of their organization, too many still underestimate the power of cultural misalignment in terms of organizational health, people performance, and strategy execution.
Here are seven warning signs that you may have a misaligned culture at work:
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The Bottom Line
Smart leaders know strategy must go through culture to be fully executed. High performing companies make sure they do not have a misaligned culture that inhibits success.
To learn more about creating an aligned and high performance culture, download 3 Levels of a High Performance Culture that You Must Get Right
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