IN THIS CHAPTER
Understanding why culture matters so much
Recognizing your culture
Deciding on the kind of culture you want
Nurturing the desired culture
Embracing a cross-cultural team
The topic of culture is near and dear to my heart. It’s what has allowed me to have a thriving consulting practice for close to 20 years, and healthy work cultures create healthy communities, families, and ultimately a healthier world. What I know for sure is that every leader at every level must be intentional about developing and nurturing the culture she desires.
When you work for a company that has a healthy culture as opposed to a dysfunctional culture, the results outside of the workplace are tremendous. They include more connected families, increased volunteerism and sense of community, continuous learning, less stress, more active adults, less disease, stronger relationships, less divorce, and a competitive advantage for your company, just to ...