Collaboration, innovation, quality, risk-taking and meritocracy are essential components when harvesting an ideal company culture. There are a number of strategies for improving company culture developed by professionals, across numerous industries. We can expect that some of these will work flawlessly while other plans can perpetuate non-cohesive environments.
It’s important that companies match culture with strategy, developing practices and attitudes that result in effectiveness and corporate allegiance. Additionally, companies must focus on critical shifts in behaviors, honoring pre-existing strengths within a company’s culture, incorporating informal and formal cultural interventions, monitor cultural progress and cultural intervention at the beginning, rather than after the fact.
When doing monitoring and measuring cultural progress, it’s important that executives harness the strength of employees to gauge and improve business performance and critical behaviors. They must also establish specific intervention milestones and acknowledging underlying feelings, beliefs and attitudes by surveying employees to better understand their thoughts, ambitions, needs and wants.
To learn more about making cultural change within a company, check out this article featured in the Harvard Business Review and Forbes.