A culture is really a set of interactions between people within an organization as it represents the ability to work together, deal with conflict with one another, and act as a cohesive team unit.
You can walk down just about any hallway in corporate America and here a group of employees talking to each other with the following statement: did you hear what happened…?
Cultures are set of interactions people have together to achieve a common goal. In today's workplace there are so many challenges facing employers such as the shared economy, competitors trying to hire way our top talent, under performing in nine connected employees, etc. These challenges beg the following five questions we believe every company should be held to answer and if not should serve as a source of inspiration to find answers:
Most blogs or articles teach through thought and content but what what I d like to do is provide insight through questions. I d like you to be honest and maybe even post your thoughts as each question prompts you to do so. The questions are designed to provide you insight to the team you manage:
Especially when we are coaching very specific areas or targeted areas we need to be very clear as it relates to expectations. Let me give you a brief example. A few months back I sat in on a meeting when a manager stood up and kept preaching that we need to have a sense of urgency when it comes to getting back to customers. I stop the meeting and asked everyone to write down their own definition of what a sense of urgency meant. Needless to say, out of 23 people we had 15 vastly different interpretations of what a sense of urgency meant. In essence, this manager really had no way of creating success because he had not yet defined the parameters, expectations, and definition of what he meant by a sense of urgency.