Tuesday, November 3, 2020

What’s in your petri dish?

Culture takes time.

As a business owner, you set the tone and manner and you let the team at hand develop what would be the culture of the company. We stress, the team at hand. Your team changes and this affects the trajectory of the culture you are trying to develop. You can’t do it alone, much less dictate how fast and how well it grows. Don’t fret too much about the culture, for now. All these sexy romantic terms about how a great culture propels a company; they take time. Great culture takes time to nurture and grow. Like everything that you need to nurture and grow, it’s back-breaking work no one tells you about. That is the smelly, muddy part of company culture building.

Go ahead and build that great company culture of yours, make it a great place to work, and attract like-minded folks. But understand that it takes time, and it is dynamic. Which means there are all sorts of adjustments and tinkering you will need to make. All these companies that help you build a company culture seem to give you the impression that culture can be bought off the shelf. But you know, culture is going to be dictated by who you employ and who manages them. Remember too, that people come and go. That people interpret things in their own world view. Give it time. 

Even the culture in a tiny petri dish takes time. What more in a company like yours. 

What’s your growth factor?

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