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Culture: By Design or Default?

March 18th, 2014  | 

Published in Organization Health

Your organization’s culture is the sum of your collective behavior.

How things get done – or don’t get done – is what makes your workplace environment unique.

Do you have a culture by design or by default? Just as you cultivate a garden, you must cultivate a workplace environment where high performance is the expectation.

What would an impartial visitor to your organization see, hear, and experience? How would the observed behavior align with the behavior you say you want?

Is yours a culture that is created and nurtured intentionally, or is yours a culture that occurs by happenstance?

About the Author: Greg Bustin advises leaders of some of the world’s most admired companies, and he’s dedicated a career to working with CEOs and the leadership teams of hundreds of companies in a range of industries. He’s facilitated more than 200 strategic planning sessions, and he’s delivered more than 500 keynotes and workshops on five continents. His fifth leadership book—How Leaders Decide: A Timeless Guide to Making Tough Choices—examines 52 of history’s greatest triumphs and tragedies and debuted in April as the #1 new historical reference book on Amazon.

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