Warning: Your Corporate Culture Is Doomed! 7 Steps to Save It

Corporate culture stands as a foundational pillar that can either propel an organization to new heights or doom it to failure. Far too often, corporate cultures erode without leaders even realizing it. As an executive coaching executive I am issuing a warning: your corporate culture may be in danger, but there are seven critical steps you can take to save it.

Assess Your Current Culture: The first step in saving your corporate culture is to take a hard look at its current state. Are your values, beliefs, and behaviors aligned with your organization’s mission and goals? Identify areas where your culture may be deviating from its intended path.

Engage Your Employees: Your employees are the heart of your culture. Engage with them to understand their perceptions and experiences within the organization. Encourage open and honest feedback, and be willing to listen and act upon their insights.

Define Core Values: Clearly defined core values serve as the compass that guides your corporate culture. Revisit and, if necessary, redefine your core values to align with your organization’s vision and strategy. Communicate these values consistently to all employees.

Lead by Example: Leaders set the tone for corporate culture. Demonstrate the values and behaviors you expect from your employees. Authentic leadership fosters trust and reinforces the desired culture throughout the organization.

Implement Cultural Initiatives: Develop and implement initiatives that reinforce your desired culture. This could include training programs, recognition and rewards systems, and cultural events that bring employees together around shared values.

Monitor and Measure Progress: Regularly assess the impact of your cultural initiatives. Collect data and feedback to gauge whether your culture is moving in the right direction. Be prepared to adjust your approach based on the results.

Foster Inclusivity and Diversity: Inclusivity and diversity are essential components of a vibrant corporate culture. Ensure that your organization is inclusive and embraces diversity in all its forms. Encourage collaboration and the sharing of diverse perspectives.

Corporate culture is not a static entity; it requires ongoing care and attention. If left unchecked, a deteriorating culture can have dire consequences for your organization. As a leader, your dedication to preserving and enhancing your culture will determine your organization’s future.

Lead From Within: A thriving corporate culture is the lifeblood of an organization, fueling its success and resilience.

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Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies. As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world.

Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.

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