Research indicates that company culture is a defining factor in your company’s success or failure. If company culture is unclear, who will determine it? Existing employees and new hires.
New hires often learn what is acceptable or not by observing others in the company. That’s quite a hit-or-miss tactic that can cause a rotating door of new hires eating into your employee engagement and profitability.
When I work with clients, we distinguish their culture not only by defining key cultural alignment factors but also by learning about the team’s natural wiring. It’s critical to the organization’s success to understand the way human wiring influences your company’s culture.
For example, one of our clients has a leadership team that possess two common human wiring elements. Each senior leader has a high degree of autonomy and a high sense of urgency (impatient). With this mix of wiring, they are inclined to push themselves and others for immediate results, often creating unrealistic timeframes.
What impact do you think these common wiring elements had on the organization?
Since their leaders naturally pushed (high urgency) for results, their staff found the greatest rewards came by delivering results quickly. However, rather than departments collaborating, people worked in silos making independent decisions to get results.
This autonomous, results-driven leadership team found themselves operating in less-than-ideal productivity and profitability. There was often rework because decisions were made in silos, quickly, and without inter and intra-departmental collaboration.
My clients quickly realized the influence of their natural wiring in shaping the company culture. Once they raised awareness of their wiring’s influence on the company’s culture, we were able to set up leadership development tools, a cultural framework, and processes to align what they say their values are and demonstrate those values in action.
When you are clear on your key cultural alignment factors along with the impact of your team’s human wiring on the company environment, you get to the root of cultural alignment, team productivity, and company performance.
If you’re inspired to:
- Deeply understand your human wiring so you stay motivated
- Be highly effective in delivering communication the way the other person wants to receive it, and
- Understand the influence of your human wiring on your work environment (and proven tools to overcome any circumstance),
…join us for the Wired to Win Master Class on Thursday-Friday, August 19-20, 2021.
Register by Friday, August 13, 2021 at: