Today’s topic is about company culture as it relates to different offices, different teams, different departments, and even different individuals.
How does that work?
There is a misconception that company culture means that everyone need to be doing the same thing… or all acting the same way.
Actually, there is a range of what is ideal and you knowing this range is key to great company culture.
In general, you want people in a culture to live certain values and act in certain ways towards a higher purpose and towards a business objective.
But the differences in how that is expressed should be celebrated.
Diverse Agile Teams
In fact, I believe that the future of business is through diverse agile teams.
If you don’t have that diversity, actually the ability for the team to be agile diminishes.
Let’s use an example of a company that uses a core value of Care.
Care as a value is going to be expressed differently by the Sales Team and differently by the Accounting Team.
This is what needs to be celebrated.
Different types of people on teams…
Different expressions but same values…
That’s what you want to celebrate.
Back when I used to work with ZAPPOS, we had different cultures at the warehouse compared to the main office.
There is no right or wrong.
We were both living the same values but just in different ways.
And again, you want to celebrate that.
So I think the key here is, embrace the diversity by which the different types of teams, offices, and even individuals express the values of a culture.
So long as they’re aligned with what you want to encourage in your culture.
To your future-proof business growth,
James Key Lim
CEO | Executive and Business Growth Coach
• Helping established Executives and Entrepreneurs future-proof their business growth to improve lives
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