Successful leaders know the power of organizational culture. They unite employees around a small, compelling set of principles that generate business success. With an understanding of culture, you can create a workplace where people are doing the right work in an organization where they have a real sense of connection and belonging. The results: increased profits and a thriving and dedicated workforce.
Culture is unique to each organization, and culture can contribute to–or distract from–achieving success. You must first define your Core Culture–a small set of core, distinctive and enduring, and strategic principles. In the process, you can decide if change is necessary to ensure that your culture sustains your distinction and supports your strategy. Employee behaviors must be aligned to this shared set of principles–your Core Culture.
So what is your organization’s Core Culture? What is the foundation and framework for employee practices? Do you know the vital Purpose, distinctive and enduring Philosophy and strategic Priorities of your organization? Do you know and connect with these Core Culture principles and values?
The Five Ps–Purpose, Philosophy, Priorities, Practices and Projections – offers a unique and simple way to understand culture and manage change in your organization. Use the Five Ps to guide your organization in Building a Culture of Distinction.