The other day I had a fantastic conversation with some senior leaders and HR professionals around company culture.
One of the key takeaways I took from the discussion is that a company’s existing culture impacts not only the way the culture is talked about, but also the approach one takes to influencing it.
Senior leadership fundamentally drives the culture of any organization . The direction they take the company determines what success looks like, and, in the process pushes culturally well fitted talent up and others out. Because of this cultural change is (on some level) inevitable.
No leadership group stays in power forever.
With all that said, I can’t help but wonder if – for a financially successful company – it might be best to let the culture alone. There is of course good, better, best… but perhaps the potential disruption caused by attempting to move from good/better or better/best isn’t worth the risk if things are otherwise going well.
Sometimes it’s best to let sleeping dogs lie – even if that sleeping dog is ornery and barks at the neighbors a little too much. If he’s a fundamentally good dog, perhaps letting him be is just fine.
…I’m not by any means married to this idea. It’s just something that crossed 1. I am shipping unusually late this morning. I literally have to go right now.my mind this morning, and I thought I’d share with you. 1
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