Many company leaders see culture only as a soft topic that is difficult to measure and „manage“ and is therefore often only observed.
As a result, culture in many teams is no longer up to date: while the trappings change and companies have to solve more and more challenges at the same time, culture often feels stuck. Not only that – it is becoming increasingly „toxic“ as individual elements that have sustained organizations until now suddenly become obstacles.
Do the following examples sound familiar?
- Employees simply rely on their superiors to know where they want to go.
- Objectives and bonuses lose their effectiveness or even lead to counterproductive results.
- Although shareholders are satisfied with the business development, pressure from outside and uncertainty continue to grow.
Those who are not prepared to discard parts of the old culture run the risk of being overrun by growing challenges
Recent studies reveal that the core of the current transformation lies not in digitization and networking, but in new cultural qualities. According to the motto of management guru Peter Drucker: „Culture eats strategy for breakfast“. Yet, an organic and trusting culture of togetherness empowers companies to master the challenges of the VUCA world and to help shape it.
Reawakening entrepreneurial power requires looking inward. It starts with a shift in thinking among the leadership team.
Engaging with culture paves the way to an entrepreneurial future
To identify the elements that no longer fit, it helps to reflect with other entrepreneurs to get a fresh look at your own culture. For this purpose, we offer a format for exchange on equal terms, which creates a trusting atmosphere through efficient moderation and the open sharing of challenges.
The One-X Transformation Culture Café offers a dialog space for SMEs to bring corporate culture to light together and find pragmatic options for action. Register here for one of the next dates – virtually from any location or live in Munich and Vaduz: