It’s not just about perks, workspaces, team lunches, or parties. It’s about the stories your team tells, the values you embody, and the ripples you create throughout your industry and spheres of influence.
Culture is the operating system of your organization. And like the famous Peter Drucker quote says, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”
If it’s healthy…
- it fuels innovation
- nurtures talent
- fosters loyalty
- …and builds top-down and bottom-up trust
But remember, culture isn’t imposed; it’s cultivated.
Just like a farmer tends to his crops, nurturing a company’s culture requires constant care and attention.
You can’t just plant the seeds and walk away expecting a bountiful harvest. It needs regular watering, the proper nutrients, and protection from external threats. Every team member plays a part in this, from the leadership who sets the tone to the newest team member bringing fresh energy.
Weeding out negativity, planting seeds of positivity, and watering them with understanding and empathy. In this type of environment, every action, big or small, contributes to the overall health and growth of the culture. Raindrops make oceans.
I think we'll begin to see that we’re cultivating more than just a workplace; a thriving community actually begins to grow.