Circle Up: Overhauling a Staff Culture

By: Debra S. BenAvram, CAE

Departmental silos and discontented staff make it hard for an organization to succeed. Here's how one CEO changed all that by tossing out the traditional linear org chart and building a new office culture based on a simple concept: the circle.

A lot of books are dedicated to helping leaders keep their employees happy, increase productivity, improve morale, motivate, and inspire. All promise to turn your organization into a purring machine of efficiency. But for me, no matter what the organizational challenge, it all boils down to one thing: culture. And for my organization's staff, culture boils down to one thing: a circle....