The lesson: elite skills don’t guarantee a player’s, and ultimately, a team’s success. Cultural fit, even in professional sports, proved to be vital.
Amazing how little effort is required and what a large difference listening to your employees can make. This vignette offers the worst case outcome. Your awesome employee quits. Publicly.
Organizations hit pain points all the time – losing a CEO, churning top talent, experiencing failed mergers. More and more, these companies are recognizing the significant role that culture, and a lack of culture management, contributes to these organizational intrusions. And, yet, issuing a mandate to create radical culture change within an organization without the right data and process in hand, as has happened with the NHS, is a recipe for disaster.
The problem with using the term 'culture initiative' within your company is that it implies an intense focus for a finite period of time. It also implies it's something you, personally, are going to be able to accomplish (reasonably) quickly.
Passion is a great thing, but it's not a value. It doesn't translate to how work gets done and doesn't provide guidance to employees about how to conduct themselves on a daily basis. You can't dictate passion...even if you're one of the few who can define it.
We've fallen so far as a business community that we now need to remind everyone that simple, common sense fundamentals of business are a focus of how we operate.
Intelligent minds coming out of college will have the option to make 10% more to work for an established company with horrible glass door reviews, or take the negligible pay cut to work for a company that values their employees and sets them up for success. 10% in extra in pay will never be worth happiness to these recent grads.
Tracking the expectations, behaviors, attitudes, and motivations (Culture!) of each of the four clearly defined generations is a pretty simple task, but coming up with a strategy to “bridge the gap” in order to work with (or even for) each generation? That's the tricky part.
No matter what your turnover cost is, no one wants to hire a Zombie or deal with high turnover rates. So pay more attention to culture fit and make sure the right types of people are joining your team.
The prevalence of this value throughout corporate America is disappointing. 27 of the Fortune50 claim integrity as a core value.
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