Culture has long been thought a nice to have by stakeholders and HR pros alike, but how much of a business advantage is it really? Last night, the bright minds and leaders of #TChat worked together with special guest Tim Kuppler to answer THAT very question.
We started at the top…literally asking how leaders knew that cultural change was in order.
A1. When they see their employees only doing the bare minimum and not going the extra mile. #TChat
A1: If every action requires someone’s approval, you might need a culture makeover. #TChat
Isn’t that the absolute truth?
These #TChatters are preaching to the choir, so how to get the message of real culture change to everyone? In fact, where would one start changing an entire culture?
A2. Monitoring goals closely and rewarding for the completion of them. #tchat
Okay, that makes sense. Goals and engagement are both extremely important, not only from the perspective of changing the culture and really making employees feel heard.
But coming down like a hammer was NOT recommended by our culture warriors:
#TChatters Agreed That…
- Leadership is ultimately responsible for cultural change.
- Each employee could take responsibility for their own “corner” of culture.
- Confidence is essential for culture building
- Failure must be allowed
- Employees must be allowed to take ownership and lead in some cases
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Closing Notes & What’s Ahead
Nancy Rubin: Your Corporate Culture: What’s Inside
William Powell: Focus On Your Employees, Key To Workplace Culture Success
Damon M. Banks: A Positive Workplace Culture Is Simply Good Business
#TChat Events: What is the Cultural Advantage?
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