In my career I have started and delivered many teams and made a significant contribution to the success of many. Looking at my front line, the ones that matter the most, I know what holds them back from empowering their people and moving to greatness.
What I see and hear in leadership and management is:
- “I think it’s because you are so white.”
- “I think you are so black.”
- “You seem to have something about you that tells the others in your environment that you are different from them!”
As I listen, I hear phrases like these used all the time. Management is so busy trying to change these people that they do not realize, yet individuals need to change in order to work together and impact others, as people and a great business!
To effect change and achieve real results, managers and leaders need to understand the importance of culture in their organizations.
In the book Fit for Success, one of the quotes is “We have a business because we have a culture. Our people have come to work for us because they have concluded that we have a cultural fit. “The quote was first created by Oren Kol adopted 90 years ago. We can see that in many organizations, the “people are here, because of our culture.”
It is unfortunate that most organizations articulate the “Nagapoker” of their employees, but fail to understand their own culture. Managers do not have the courage to do what will allow them to greatly respect and honor the unique and diverse spirit of each team member. It is important to keep in mind that we are the paycheck and a company’s reputation rests directly on our shoulders.
A Culture of “Us” vs. an “us and us” Culture
drawer money and shred ledgers are an example of a company’s culture. People aren’t thinking about the corporate culture (which may be dominated by an “us and us” culture) but instead that they are able to be great. If your company is with “us and us” the poor and your employees aren’t “us and us.” Things won’t seem to work in you benefit is any way.
A Culture of “Us”
Many companies have cultures where we are all working together and it is one of the greatest joys working as a team. An “us and us” culture speaks about a particular time where organizational members were bonding and lived together as families and burst through the status quo and got messy. But, if an organization is like many other “us and us” cultures, they have become egocentric and not collaborative. Everything is skewed through the use of destructive energy that disrupts things.
A Culture of “Us” Cultures breeds a “us and us” culture that must have a “us and ourselves” mentality and and is never fun. It is all about thinking of yourself first and not seeing others. Decisions are made from “us and us” and never begin with thinking of “the greater good of the organization.” All of this is not helpful, and certainly uninspiring.
A Culture of “Us” Cultures pop, and they can have passionate, loyal, and loyal-but, unfortunately, they don’t produce the business results.
If you want to see corporations fly off the precipice, you need to understand what drives these organizations and before you can even understand their motivation; you really need to know of the executives and managers in the corporations you work for. Performing a mirror image of the executive function will give you a better picture of their passions, theirodexperience, theiridealment and typify their preferred operating environment.
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Next time, we will be discussing “oun” as we always begin with “you” to ensure that you have the correct definition of the words.
Change Can Be Beautiful
Culture and personal development are not optional; they are critical to all efforts, whether you are the task Chief this week or are the CEO. Change today does not have to be painful; it does not have to be a process of unpleasant surprises. Once you have established your goals, procedures, and work-flow, you will go through a process of “re management”. This will eliminate much of the anxiety and memories of the “old way” and allow you to move forward with determination and easier will.