How To Build A Healthy Company Culture

How To Build A Healthy Company Culture? Start by answering just 5 questions…

If culture is how most people feel, believe and behave most of the time, then building a healthy one requires healthy feelings, beliefs, and behaviors. So where do you begin?

As with building anything, we have to start with a concept of what our healthy dream state would look like. So how would you describe your dream culture?

My healthy culture would include the following:

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Once you have an idea of what kind of culture you want to build, you must look at the resources available to you right now. In terms of your time (time), talent (people), treasure (money), and testimony (storytelling), what resources do you have now that can be used to build your healthy culture?

Time:

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Talent:

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Treasure:

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Testimony:

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As you begin to build the culture you would feel proud to lead, that sense of pride must be shared by all stakeholders. What 3 feelings about your culture will give permission to your employees, customers, and community to have a sense of pride, care authentically, be inspired, and stay engaged?

Feeling 1:

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Feeling 2:

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Feeling 3:

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Once you and your stakeholders have an aligned sense of engagement with your culture, those feelings will result in beliefs that should support your mission, vision, and values. As you consider your mission, vision, and values, what 3 healthy beliefs do you have about your culture that you hope your stakeholders will share?

Belief 1:

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Belief 2:

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Belief 3:

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Ultimately, feelings and beliefs that your stakeholders carry about your culture will influence their behaviors. Behavior, after all, is feeling and belief in action. In looking back over your previous 4 answers, what 3 actions will you take this week to begin building your dream culture with the resources you have and the feelings, beliefs, and behaviors you want to inspire throughout your organization?

Action 1:

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Action 2:

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Action 3:

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As you pursue building this culture, it can be a huge help to have support from those who have built similar types of cultures with leaders in businesses like yours. Culture of Good offers virtual culture consulting built to drive businesses to the top. Technology-enabled and outcome-obsessed, moving the needle for your employees and customers is what matters to us.

We work with emerging startups, challenger brands, and forward-thinking enterprises. With expertise in driving connections between all stakeholders through meaningful work, we help for-profit businesses make their workplace and world a better place.

If you would like a partner to assist in building your dream culture, reach out to me at ryan@cultureofgood.com so we can explore ways we can serve you and your culture efforts.

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