The obvious answer is…YOU SHOULD!
Doesn’t matter if you have a small-to-midsize business or larger one; culture is critical to long-term success and alignment with employees and hence your customers. This episode is one of John’s favorite topics., and I have to say, John has a lot to share about the why and how of culture. We both offer up some examples from:
to illustrate how culture is regarded by these companies and whether leadership has been successful instituting a culturally successful workplace. As we look inside companies for a cultural view, we also take a look at how mission statements help shape culture and productivity, too.
John has some neat factoids to share about the relationship between culture, mission, vision, values, employees, and profitability, too.
This episode is another in our ‘Workplace Series,’ which has come to life with our continued look at the inside of companies. Our discussion is a sister to our most-downloaded episode ‘Specialists v. Generalists,’ and if you’ve not listened yet to Episode 21, do take a listen and tell us why you like that one? It’s baffling to us!
Which company do you know with a fitting culture? We believe Trader Joe’s fits its culture very well (we did an episode with this company, too). Starbucks, the golden child of Wall Street, is a maverick when it comes to culture; and, its CEO puts culture in direct alignment with its mission.
Consider your own business and whether your company is aligned very well with culture?