In coaching conversations with executives who want to improve their leadership, we usually get around to the concept of culture. Company culture is hard to articulate. The executives often have a different view of the desired culture than the employees see in reality.
The importance of company culture, in shorthand, is to connect employees to the vision so they produce outcomes which employees and executives want.
If you are an executive of your company or aspiring to be, you should become a culture expert.
Harvard Business Review collected a series of articles in their January – February 2018 magazine that can help. I suggest this series often to my clients. Add this to your reading list!
The series includes these titles:
- The Leader’s Guide to Corporate Culture
- What’s Your Organization’s Cultural Profile?
- How to Shape Your Culture
- Convergence Matters
- Context, Conditions, and Culture