“Culture eats strategy for breakfast, operational excellence for lunch, and everything else for dinner!”
– Peter Drucker
Company culture has been a trending topic over the past decade and for good reason. Once thought of as the fun perks or trendy workspaces companies offer, culture is now recognized as a real business issue because it is the foundation from which all businesses operate.
Culture tells people in a business how they get work done, how people work together, how decisions are made, and how to behave. It touches every part of the business from top to bottom, inside and out (think customers and investors).
Cultural Food for Thought
- Culture and engagement were defined as the most important issues companies face around the world. Don’t believe us? The Deloitte 2015 Global Human Capital Trends Report is worth a read.
- Ultimate killer of agile initiatives? Culture. Check out Version One’s 2015 State of Agile Survey
Corporate strategy speak typically includes words like product, price, and service. Where does culture fit in this equation?
It doesn’t. It IS the equation.
“…culture isn’t just one aspect of the game; it is the game. In the end, an organization is nothing more than the collective capacity of its people to create value.” – Past IBM CEO Lou Gerstner
Culture is hard.
Culture is complex.
Culture is ubiquitous and comprehensive.
And just to be clear – we’re not the management consultant types that boil culture change down to three easy steps claiming to get the job done. We bring real-world culture change experience to the table through our consulting, training, and coaching services. We meet you on your cultural journey and equip you and your teams with a framework that has proven successful, time and time again.
Culture = the single most important aspect for any business, company, or organization to overlook and guarantee failure.
Culture change and management is one of the toughest endeavors a business will embark upon.
It’s all the “squishy” stuff that is hard to nail down. That’s why it limits the potential of so many organizations.
Having a Culture Coach in your organization is a powerful way to immediately elevate the culture of your organization to that of a first class citizen and provide instant value.
We don’t force any type of culture on your team. Organizations should strive to have authentic, unique cultures that help solve tough business challenges. We’re here to help you get there.
Why would I benefit from a Culture Coach?
- The real culture work gets done right smack in the middle of all the scary stuff – the politics of the organization, the positive and negative influences of the business, the good and bad soft skills of the key players. This is hard for one person or team to take on. Having a coach that is a neutral party can help your team navigate through rough waters.
- Our culture coaches are servant leaders: authentic, vulnerable humans who bring all they’ve got to the table every day. This means your team gets to rely on coaches that are fully present in mind and heart with you in your culture battle. We’re here to help you succeed no matter how tough it gets.
- Experience in culture transformations means you get to know all the tricks of the trade right out of the gates. We know all the best practices and tools.
- Find yourself in a sticky situation? With our coaches at your disposal, you don’t have to go at it alone. Sometimes having someone in your corner is all you need.
- Our coaches bring well-rounded experience which provides a perspective from all levels of business. We’ve managed culture change through real in-the-trenches human resource experience to executive-level culture management experience.
Who can receive services from a Culture Coach?
It depends on the goals of the business and the type of engagement.
A typical coaching arrangement includes work with executives and people at all levels of business with most of the time spent with human resources and line managers.
Finding a coach that will mesh with your organization is an important step in the process.
Fit is an essential part of a successful engagement.