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“The most successful companies understand that anyone in the organization, not just the executive team, can have ideas that can change the company for the better,” says Amerisleep COO Joey Holt in Forbes. “Here’s what I’ve learned is necessary to create a culture that fosters, rewards, and empowers itself through great ideas.”
“Culture change can flourish with sustained commitment, an effort to understand what motivates employees and careful planning to align cultural goals with strategy,” says Forbes’ Roy Lyons. “This requires more than an all-hands email or an annual town hall meeting. Executives who consistently model the change they expect from their employees will create long-term benefits. To paraphrase Gandhi: Be the change you hope to see in your organization.”
“The CEO is the curator of an organization’s culture,” says Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in this excerpt from his new book Hit Refresh. “Anything is possible for a company when its culture is about listening, learning, and harnessing individual passions and talents to the company’s mission. Creating that kind of culture is my chief job as CEO.”
Are your company’s core values just words, or do they set clear expectations for people’s behavior? Says author Kevin G. Armstrong in Forbes, “If you want your culture to be respected, don’t disrespect your culture by developing core value statements for marketing banners and customer presentations rather than for defining expectations for people functioning in your business environment.”
“Many leaders see the concept of ‘culture’ and the tasks of defining and managing it as luxuries that only get attention once more concrete and easier-to-measure objectives are handled…That’s a short-sighted view, because the organizations that dominate their segment–Amazon, Apple, Zappos, and many more–do it specifically by defining and managing culture!” Says Forbes’ Brent Gleeson, “Culture IS the strategy. It is the single greatest differentiating factor between mediocre performers and the organizations that operate at the top.”
“TINYpulse’s 2017 Start-Up Culture Report found that, across the board, management is over-confident about how well their company culture is performing…Here’s how you can breathe some life back into your company’s culture.”
“Providing your team with a great working environment is the best way I know of to get them to go consistently above and beyond the line of duty — it’s also one of the best ways to attract top talent.” TNLT’s Ben Slater suggests 4 things you need to consider when carving out your company culture.