While culture is critical to business performance and strategy execution, it is not the proverbial “silver bullet.” Culture works in concert with the business strategy and operations. How they work together is key to understanding and driving sustainable performance.
Establish the means for people to work. They include systems, operating and reporting structures, policies, practices and processes to manage an organization‘s resources and talent.
Defines the environment in which strategy is executed. It is the “invisible hand” that guides how people interact- the values, thinking, beliefs, habits and behaviors that influence how people work.
Provides direction for the organization, defining what the company will and won‘t do. It articulates how a company will adapt to external dynamics and position itself in the broader market and world.
Lead from Alignment
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discusses why culture, strategy and structure must align.
Just as a healthy, high-performance culture can improve performance and provide the strongest competitive advantage, organizations that do not re-align their culture in times of change experience a drag on performance that we call “The Jaws of Culture.”