Organizational Culture – Who Owns It, Business Or Human Resources?

HR has a major role in enabling the business to live (or change) its culture by supporting it with the appropriate tools, systems and processes, and when needed – professional expertise…but in essence, it’s all about how the people in an organization are nurtured and led. Therefore, it is essential that the business owns a company’s culture – this is especially true when a company decides to change its culture.

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Written by Jerry Pico

5 Influences On Organizational Culture To Be Aware Of

Organizational culture should be the vision you have for your company, but this is not always the case. Without direction and positive influences, negative factors can take hold, shaping a company’s culture in a way that can become harmful to the business.

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Written by Steffen Maier, published on LinkedIn

Building A Resilient Organizational Culture

While human resilience may be thought of as a personality trait, in the aggregate, groups, organizations, and even communities can learn to develop a “culture of resilience” which manifests itself as a form of “psychological immunity” to, or the ability to rebound from, the untoward effects of adversity.

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Written by George S. Everly, published by HBR

Why Company Culture Is Crucial

Dharmesh Shah, co-founder and CTO at the marketing and sales software firm HubSpot, distills the company’s 128-slide presentation on company culture down to its essence, describing it as a business’s “operating system” that lets people do their best work. Shah says entrepreneurs must create a company culture they love, because one will eventually emerge no matter what.

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4 Principles for Building Beautiful Organizations

Tim Leberecht the author of the book “The Business Romantic” argues for designing organizations and workplaces that celebrate authenticity instead of efficiency and questions instead of answers. In this talk he proposes four (admittedly subjective) principles for building beautiful organizations and leading with beauty.

 

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Why A Negative Work Culture Is Better Than No Culture At All

This article talks about the reasons why a strong culture—whether it’s depressing and gloomy or happy and uplifting—is better than no culture at all and why hard-driving management with high expectations can be better for a growing business than a loosely defined set of values.

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Written by Vivian Giang, published on FastCompany

The Religion Of A Human Based Company

Gary Vaynerchuck, founder and CEO of VaynerMedia, believes that the continuity of a great team trumps everything. Just like in sports—a team that has been playing together for a long time usually beats a group of superstars that came together for just a season. And that’s what he aspires to build at his company, a team that’s built to win for decades based on the continuity they have with one another.

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The Unseen Force That’s Shaping Your Culture Every Day

The dominant, but tacit, influencer that has the capacity to both limit and liberate a business: are the shared organisational beliefs. They are a silent power within every organisation that’s quietly moulding the patterns of behaviour that will determine the culture and organizational performance.

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Written by Carolyn Taylor, CEO Walking the Talk

Five Skills You’ll Need To Lead The Company Of The Future

Today, we live in a time of rapid change, when products and services often become obsolete overnight, and competition includes startups and companies in adjacent industries – the traditional leadership archetypes of a singular vision and strong command need not apply. To accommodate and achieve effectiveness in highly dynamic environments an entirely new value system is beginning to emerge for the leaders of the future, one that will continue to grow with the rise of new tools like artificial intelligence, robotics, and automation.

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Written by Jared Lindzon, published on Fast Company

Day 1 Culture Checklist

When an organization is brand new, very little is assumed about how everyone interacts or works together. It’s in this period when you have the greatest control to set the tone for the culture. The team of Median, a New York based organizational design consultancy, put together a checklist of steps to take to help founders and execs to build the culture they desire, from Day 1.

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Written by the Median