Corporate cultures tend to be organic, living things, but where do they come from? In a recent discussion with Adam Turteltaub at the SCCE – now out as a podcast – we explored this and more.
As cultures evolve, some, obviously can grow toxic. A blame culture, in which the tendency is to look for individuals to blame for mistakes, is particularly dangerous. So, too, those filled with abrasive behaviour, disrespect, and fear.
To keep culture moving in the right direction, engage actively with leadership as well as other functions that can have a significant impact: HR, legal, sustainability, internal communications and internal audit. The board can also play an important role, as can regulators as well as customers.
Listen in to increase your understanding of how cultures can and should be shaped. And, for those interested, here is the publication mentioned in the podcast: Performance Management for an Ethical Culture