Create a Great Culture

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Culture is a compass for the organization.
Use culture and core values to guide people-practices and decision making.

Company culture is the guiding set of ideas and norms agreed upon and enacted daily by the entire organization. It drives success by shaping behavior, decision-making, and people-practices.

Strong organizational cultures are informed by core values. A central task of leadership is to develop your core values and make sure everyone in your organization is clear about what they mean and how to apply them.

Great cultures take shape when leaders:

  • Define and communicate the values of the organizations;
  • Train and develop employees, especially newcomers, about the core values;
  • Enact workplace practices that consistently reflect the company’s values.

Three Resources for Creating a Strong, High-Performing Culture

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HOW TO BUILD A PEOPLE-CENTERED CULTURE FROM THE GROUND UP

CEO Tom Walter faced losing his most promising young employees because of his command and control leadership. He asked his team members to transform the company. Here is how they did it.

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THE SECRET SAUCE: HIRE, TRAIN, AND INCENTIVIZE FOR CULTURE FIT

Strong cultures are built around great people. Hear how one company uses the right questions to screen for culture fit, then trains and incentivizes to reinforce a strong, compassionate culture.

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GETTING CLEAR ABOUT CULTURE: FOUR LESSONS 

Repetition, simplicity, authenticity, and story-telling take a culture from paper to reality. Find four lessons from the remarkable companies featured in our ROV research in this short article.

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