Is Your Culture By Design or By Default?

Is Your Culture By Design or By Default?

By: Jamie Notter and Maddie Grant

Organizational culture is often accidental, but the best culture is intentional. To be intentional about changing your culture, start by changing how people collaborate internally.

If you stop for a few minutes and take a good, hard look at your culture—you know, "the way we do things around here"—you might be surprised at how much of it evolved gradually, without a lot of fanfare or even intention. Many of your core processes and approaches to the work were probably inherited and tweaked almost accidentally along the way, and, to be honest, accidental cultures are rarely the most effective ones. ...