In Culture Eats Strategy For Lunch, Shawn Parr, of Fast Company, discusses the role of culture in a business environment and how successful companies with positive and engaging cultures have thrived even in a difficult economy. While this article focuses on the ‘business’ world, I’d like to challenge all of my readers to think about this in terms of non-profit organizations, too. Museums, universities, and social service organizations all have missions and staffs. They all have a culture.
If there’s any doubt about the value of investing time in culture, there are significant benefits that come from a vibrant and alive culture:
- Focus: Aligns the entire [organization] towards achieving its vision, mission, and goals.
- Motivation: Builds higher employee motivation and loyalty.
- Connection: Builds team cohesiveness among the [organization]’s various departments and divisions.
- Cohesion: Builds consistency and encourages coordination and control within the [organization].
- Spirit: Shapes…
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