“Culture eats strategy for breakfast, operational excellence for lunch, and everything else for dinner!”
– Peter Drucker
Company culture has been a trending topic over the past decade and for good reason. Once thought of as the fun perks or trendy workspaces companies offer, culture is now recognized as a real business issue because it is the foundation from which all businesses operate.
Culture tells people in a business how they get work done, how people work together, how decisions are made, and how to behave. It touches every part of the business from top to bottom, inside and out (think customers and investors).
Cultural Food for Thought
- Culture and engagement were defined as the most important issues companies face around the world. Don’t believe us? The Deloitte 2015 Global Human Capital Trends Report is worth a read.
- Ultimate killer of agile initiatives? Culture. Check out Version One’s 2015 State of Agile Survey
Corporate strategy speak typically includes words like product, price, and service. Where does culture fit in this equation?
It doesn’t. It IS the equation.
“…culture isn’t just one aspect of the game; it is the game. In the end, an organization is nothing more than the collective capacity of its people to create value.” – Past IBM CEO Lou Gerstner
Culture is hard.
Culture is complex.
Culture is ubiquitous and comprehensive.
And just to be clear – we’re not the management consultant types that boil culture change down to three easy steps claiming to get the job done. We bring real-world culture change experience to the table through our consulting, training, and coaching services. We meet you on your cultural journey and equip you and your teams with a framework that has proven successful, time and time again.