In general, people behave the way they do because of the environment, or context, in which they operate. These behaviors are visible not only in the shared culture within an organization, but also in regional and functional subcultures.
Often times, the culture is not aligned with strategy. The culture may not support and facilitate the capabilities needed to achieve strategic goals and may in fact be undermining them. If engagement is not measured in terms of ambition, accountability, inspiration, pride, and support, then the desired behaviors, and by extension the results, may be difficult to realize.
Company culture is at the heart of competitive advantage. Because it determines how things are done and how people behave, it is the hardest thing for competitors to copy. Leaders must create an environment with a unique personality and soul. There must be a passion for performance so that people make the right decisions and do the right thing at every opportunity. Therefore all leadership behaviors, policies, organization design, and hiring practices should be aligned to achieve the desired culture.
We have found that most organizations are already smart enough. What they are lacking most is organizational “heath” Healthy organizations, those that are behaviorally cohesive, get smarter because they make faster, better aligned decisions and have a better feedback loop for learning. The healthier an organization is, the more of its intelligence it is able to tap into and utilize.
- Marketing & Sales
- Minimal Politics
- Minimal Confusion
- High Morale
- High Productivity
- Low Turnover
An organization's health is a multiplier to its intelligence.
What We Do
We focus on helping the company change its environment so that the desired behaviors may be generated. We help create a culture that inspires people to go the extra mile and to make and execute good decisions even when nobody's looking.
Just as a doctor runs multiple tests to determine the healthy function of the components of your body, our team works with your organization to identify areas where your organizational health is weak. Once those areas are identified, we work with you to develop a long term plan to strengthen those areas in a way that fits your values.
- We work to eliminate politics thereby aligning the actions of the team members to the strategy of the organization.
- We develop communication tools to reduce confusion by clearly and repeatedly communicating the values of the organization, its top priorities, and the decisions made by management.
- We develop systems to support the uniqueness of the organization, from hiring and firing, to performance management.