If we know culture is the most important part of any successful organization, what is your association doing to create a positive and healthy culture?
How much are you spending on creating the culture they want? What are you spending in time? In money? In thought? In discussion?
Saying that culture is important without purposefully investing in it is like saying exercise/meditation/food is important without having an exercise plan, a meditation practice, or a sensible diet in place.
“’Culture eats strategy for breakfast’, a phrase originated by Peter Drucker and made famous by Mark Fields, President at Ford, is an absolute reality! Any company disconnecting the two are putting their success at risk. . . . Organizational culture eats strategy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so don’t leave it unattended.” (source: https://www.torbenrick.eu/blog/culture/organisational-culture-eats-strategy-for-breakfast-lunch-and-dinner/)
If your association isn’t creating the culture it aspires to, the culture will create itself, and it’s likely not to be too healthy.
What is your organization doing to improve its culture?
Moery Guest blogger, Karen Snyder, MS-HR, Business Strategist, is the Sole Proprietor of Concordia Consulting, LLC. Karen provides internal business consulting, executive coaching to organizations, including employee relations, workplace culture, leadership training, and staffing. Connect with her on LinkedIn and follow her on Twitter.