Eight Ways To Strengthen Corporate Culture In A Time Of Crisis

Founder and Chief Culture Officer of Ideal Outcomes. Author of “Culture Spark: 5 Steps to Ignite and Sustain Organizational Growth.”

“Corporate culture encompasses how we share information and communicate with one another, how we treat people, how we make decisions, the kinds of policies (or lack of policies) we have, and how we are structured. Culture changes and evolves. In fact, it needs to change and evolve.”

That’s what I wrote in my book Culture Spark: 5 Steps to Ignite and Sustain Organizational Growth, and that need has turned out to be more relevant now than ever.

The coronavirus crisis has brought into sharp focus the value a strong culture plays in organizational success. Building and maintaining a meaningful corporate culture is never easy, but the sudden stress of lockdowns has put unimaginable pressures on working relationships. Corporate leaders who rise to the challenge lay the foundation for an even healthier environment when the pandemic is over.

The crisis has highlighted the fact that a company’s culture and the people who comprise that culture matter more than ever. A company with a purpose around which its workers rally is a company that will thrive. The sense of “we’re all in this together” is an opportunity to forge deeper bonds and even more camaraderie than the rosy days when the good times were rolling.

Culture is the heart and soul of your organization and needs to be nourished. How do you not only maintain culture but also strengthen it in a time of chaos and uncertainty? Here are eight useful ideas.

Read the full article from Forbes

 

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