If everyone is singing from the same hymn sheet, the music is heavenly. People working in harmony make the job a lot more fun and a lot more interesting, and ultimately, successful. If you really want outstanding growth and success, it is necessary to align culture with strategy.

Alignment of the organisation is a significant differentiation between high and low-performing corporations. Indeed, according to LSA Global research, aligned businesses raise revenue 58% quicker, are 72% more profitable, and overtake unaligned competitors in employee engagement, customer satisfaction, retention, and leadership. The integration of strategy and culture is quite effective. Since we all have diverse perceptions towards work settings, we should think there are no “good” or “bad” cultures.

The term “organisational culture” refers to the beliefs, visions, goals, philosophies, experiences, and expectations that drive a company’s work and future operations. Whilst the company’s culture must be healthy in order to attract, engage, and retain top talent, organisational wellness typically distinguishes one organisation from another. The real difference in terms of business and human performance is the extent to which a company strategy and corporate culture are matched. Yet there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all strategy for organisational culture, there are some simple, practical approaches you can apply to boost your organisation’s performance in the short and long term.  Companies need conflict within, people pushing each other and making valid arguments, but not in a toxic manner.

To fully establish corporate culture, all personnel, from the top to the bottom, must be driven to such values and exhibit them continuously through their actions, behaviors, and work ethic. Of course, you cannot simply establish a set of desired corporate culture traits and expect everyone to accept and embrace them. For that, the role of communication is critical to the development of an organisational culture that is resilient. Many of the world’s most successful businesses have rich organisational cultures that make them extremely desirable to workers. 

What does your company culture say about you and your team?