“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Peter Drucker
There is real evidence that culture trumps strategy and execution.
A company can have the best-laid plans and state-of-the-art technology and processes designed to get thing done, but if people are not moving in the same direction, execution becomes an obligation, not an inspiration. It should never be forgotten that people manage processes, people create innovation, and people grow companies.
Good, strong cultures inspire people to be their very best and contribute their very best. This means that the first responsibility of any leader is to design a culture that takes care of its people and sets them up for success.
BMG’s definition of culture is simple. It is how people belong and experience life at work, with family, or in the community.
Transformational shifts happen when employees experience purpose, understand what is important, and are clear on how to contribute and make a difference.