Culture. It is a word that is thrown into many conversations, but how do you define it? Shawn Parr defines is as:
Culture is a balanced blend of human psychology, attitudes, actions, and beliefs that combined create either pleasure or pain, serious momentum or miserable stagnation. A strong culture flourishes with a clear set of values and norms that actively guide the way a company operates.
As leaders we talk a lot about strategy. We labor over it… lose sleep over it, but in the end the best plan can only succeed if the culture/team dynamic is in place to execute on the strategy.
Long-term success is dependent on a culture that is nurtured and alive. Culture is the environment in which your strategy and your brand thrives or dies a slow death.
Think about it like a nurturing habitat for success. Culture cannot be manufactured. It has to be genuinely nurtured by everyone from the CEO down. Ignoring the health of your culture is like letting aquarium water get dirty.
Read the full article – Culture Eats Strategy For Lunch