We help leaders increase organisation value by being deliberate and conscious about organisation culture. Culture that is inclusive, psychologically safe and enables people to safely speak up.
UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT
Since the financial crisis of 2008/09 there has been overwhelming attention on corporate culture, with increasing visibility of corporate scandals catching the attention of the media.
While corporate scandals are nothing new, what is new is the increasing link and attention on corporate culture. In 2020 corporate culture remains under scrutiny albeit for different reasons - how leaders responded to the coronavirus pandemic and black lives matter protests.
THE TRUTH IS, CORPORATE CULTURE
IS AN ESSENTIAL INGREDIENT TO CORPORATE SUCCESS.
Effective culture means providing an environment that meets three tests: creating an environment that promotes inclusion and belonging, cultivating high psychological safety and enabling people to safely speak up.
IS CULTURE THE CAUSE OF
POOR CORPORATE BEHAVIOURS?
In my opinion culture is neither good nor bad, 'it just is'. Culture is the glue that links us to each other. Bring a group of people together, repeatedly over time, culture is formed. It is something that we humans do. It exists within families, communities, society and many countries have their own identifiable culture.
I believe it is possible to unpick culture and make it work to achieve the greatest impact. To do this you have to take it seriously, you have to be deliberate about it and you have to build in feedback loops. As Peter Drucker infamously said, culture eats strategy for breakfast, spend some time understanding whether your culture is fit for purpose.