This article is the sixth in a series featuring a revolutionary employee engagement concept called Engaged Productivity™. Read the other articles in the series here or at: www.authentum.com.
As it stands, breakfast really isn’t a bad analogy. There seem to be as many ‘brands’ of culture as there are breakfast cereals. Are you hoping to describe your organizational culture as Irresistible? Humanistic? Purposeful? Happy? …Some other (mostly) ‘people-centered’ word? Or, would you say Innovative? Customer Service? LEAN? Collaborative? …Another (sort of) ‘process-oriented’ description? Well, they all sound pretty good to me. And, of course, really, really important. Because, as Drucker points out – “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”.
The caveat? That goes for whatever your culture is, at any moment. So, then, what do we do if any partof our culture is less than ideal? [Please, please don’t say culture change… Because if we aren’t there in the first place, then what are we changing?]
Read the whole post over at HRHardball (an FOT contributor blog).
John Whitaker (“Whit”) has been in the healthcare industry for over 20 years – pharma, device, biopharma, hospital, dental, and now anesthesiology – perhaps he should settle down somewhere? As EVP and Chief People Officer at National Partners in Healthcare, he’s helping to create the culture of a company that will improve the lives of anyone needing a surgical procedure.
Like most Texans, he loves to tell a story (especially those that include an armadillo or a poker game) and cutting through the chaff…don’t take it personal. So if you find yourself craving a down-home colloquialism, tune in for Whit’s monthly installment on FOT, connect on LinkedIn, or follow him @HR_Hardball.