Workplace culture is often something we talk about at the organizational level. We read about organizations who have made culture central to their identity, and as a result have become icons we all look up to and strive to emulate. But is it possible that in our efforts to make culture central to our organizations, we’ve been thinking too big? Not in terms of our goals, but in terms of the way we think about what makes a culture. Consider the way we talk about political topics and elections. All of our attention is focused on the federal level – but it’s our local cities and neighborhoods where our voice has the greatest impact on our day-to-day life and that of our neighbors. It’s time we realized that the same is often true about organizational culture. In this Edge, we look at books like The Culture System, ReCulturing, and The Waymakers, to learn to take a more active role in culture that focuses on the people that drive it.
The days of cheering on the emotionless entrepreneur, ruthlessly cutting out all feelings so that they can be more effective at meeting their bottom line, are long gone. But is it possible that we still don’t have a complete grasp on the role that emotions should play in the workplace? Maybe the way we think […]
Much of the satisfaction of being a leader can be traced to building a workplace culture that provides fulfillment for those they lead, which in turn provides self-fulfillment. In this Edge, we look at culture as the collective energy of the team, recognizing resistance in ourselves and others and what’s behind it, what a workplace […]
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