Culture wars in business.
As with all wars, a culture war is something to be feared. Unlike noisy wars, this war can be more insidious, quietly affecting morale, teamwork, and productivity. If you’re the top gun in a mid-size company, very likely there is a culture war happening that’s out of sight.
Impediments to company potential
Different factions. Different operational philosophies. Different perspectives on how your company should be managed. All of which are impediments to stability, growth, and optimizing the potential of your company.
Why culture matters
In his blog “Why Culture Matters!”, Gordon Tredgold, reveals why culture negates even the boldest vision and goals to the long-term detriment of companies. And he should know what he’s talking about. Tredgold has implemented large complex Organizational Change programs for Fortune 100 companies. He is also on the list of Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Leadership experts.
Aligning the troops
So, what can you do to win the fight? Tredgold recommends that you make sure your culture is aligned throughout your company in support of your vision. This is before taking action steps. Otherwise, you could be facing defeat. Or, at the very least, be confronted with ongoing battles within your company.