What is more important to an organization, strategy or culture?
- A strategy may be copied and implemented. However, no one can just copy your culture.
- If your culture is strong then it grows and inspires your people.
- Research repeatedly confirms that there no more important source of business success or failure than culture
- Culture is more important than leadership and strategy. Both are important. In fact, both are vital. A particular strategy a company employs succeeds only if its held up by the culture
- Culture is what links everyone together, regardless of what organization they are in. If your people become engaged, the strategy will more likely to be “owned” by all
- Culture has to originate somewhere however. It doesn’t just happen
- It is a leader’s responsibility to help define a cultural vision for the organization, live and breathe it themselves
- Culture comes directly from the practices of the organizational leaders. They should include and inspire the whole of the organisation
Culture is Everything
"The thing I have learned at IBM is that culture is everything" – Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. former CEO IBM. We’re in a time when forgetting your company culture might just be your downfall. The most important thing about culture is that it’s the only sustainable point of difference for any organisation. Anyone can copy..."
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