Organization Culture

Organization Culture

Highlights by David Willden

What should be more important to an organization,  strategy or culture?

  • A strategy may be copied and implemented. However, no one  can just copy your culture.
  • If your culture is strong then it grows and inspires your people.
  • Research shows again and again that is no more important source of business success or failure than an organization’s culture.
  • Culture is more important than leadership and strategy. Both are important. In fact, both are vital. A particular strategy a company employs succeeds only if its held up by the culture.
  • Culture is what links everyone together, regardless of what organization they are in. If your people become engaged, the strategy will more likely to be “owned” by all.
  • Culture has to originate somewhere however. It doesn’t just happen.
  • It is a leader’s responsibility to help define a cultural vision for the organization, live and breathe it themselves.
  • Culture comes directly from the practices of the organizational leaders. They should include and inspire the whole of the organisation.

“The thing I have learned at IBM is that culture is everything.” – Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. former CEO IBM


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Organization Culture