Everyone typically agrees that one of the keys to a business organization surviving and thriving is to have a great culture. All American Leadership wants to understand exactly what is “culture” and what does it take to create and foster a good culture, a great culture and the ultimate goal… An Elite Culture.
People are the heart of most organizations and provide the energy, initiative, and commitment necessary for organizations to achieve their business objectives. To achieve the highest performance from people, a great workplace culture is essential.
According to the Thought Leadership League’s recent research survey on workplace cultures, 98% of all participants believe a great workplace culture is a significant driver of success. However, when asked to estimate the number of organizations with a great culture, only 3.1% of the survey executives and HR professionals believe most organizations meet the criteria.
This begs the question of why? If culture is seen as an overwhelming business advantage, why do so few organizations report having great cultures? As the survey results show, the major cause and cure is executive engagement.
When it comes to who has the greatest impact on culture, the results are clear: executive leaders are the key players when it comes to impacting and changing culture.
All American Leadership believes that a formula for the essentials of a great culture is: A Great Culture = Effective Communication + Empathic and Engaged Executives + Clear Direction + Holding People Accountable to the Direction
Although the elements are known, the challenge remains implementing and sustaining the essential elements of a great culture. The answer begins with the executive teams and AAL is working with executives to listen to the challenges and help develop solutions and paths that lead to Elite Culture.