Musings

With company culture it's OK to be clueless

But in order to transition your culture from a potential liability into a "leverageable" asset you have to take action

I have so far spoken to over 300 CEOs to be able to interview just 35 about their company culture. Not a single one of those CEOs claimed to have their company culture nailed. That's because company culture is damn hard to do and it's an ongoing iterative process.

The most important realisation, is that you must start, you must do something about it and once you do, you need to think about your culture and act on it daily or at the very least weekly. You need to approach culture development in the same way that you might look at sales or marketing or your engineering team's output and effectiveness. You build a plan, execute on that plan, measure the results, rinse and repeat.

Deloiite Global Human Capital Trends 2016

12% of executives believe their companies are driving the right culture and 72% say they don't understand their culture

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Company values & the associated expected behaviours

A list of company values is important, but that's only the outer layer of the onion

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