Online Safety Community

Organizational culture defines an organization more than its products

Organizational culture is the edifice of an organization. It is not something that is very tangible, but is more like the root, and the organization’s products or services, its fruit. What is visible to the outer eye at first glance is not the root, but the fruit. The fruit, however, has come into being because of the root.

In the same way, organizational culture is the foundation, core or essence of the organization. It is through organizational culture that the organization’s products or services take shape. However, that organizational culture permeates into its products is not visible or noticeable. Many people believe that a product comes into being because of tangible factors such as processes, technologies and resources.

To overlook the organization’s culture as a powerful source of the products that the organization eventually churns out is to overlook the very soul of the organization. Without a valuable corporate culture; an organization cannot attract strong talent. When it lacks talent, it lacks the ability to come out with remarkable and incredible products.

If organizations have to do this, they have to build the right organizational culture that attracts the best talent, translate their values to their products and services, and show customers what values their organization represents. This is evident from the fact that products that are a result of strong organizational culture stand out from the rest.

Iconic brands come about due to the right organizational culture

Take a look at outstanding brands like Southwest airlines, Zappos, Nordstrom, Whole Foods, Costco, and Starbucks. No component or input that is unique and available to only these companies, and not to their competitors, go into these brands. Rather, it is these organizations’ culture that have resulted in the excellence of their products. Organizational culture lies at the very root of bringing about sustainable business success in the long term.

In other words, if products are to be world-beaters, the necessary condition for this to happen is that they are from the stable of organizations that work assiduously on building an exceptional organizational culture that gets reflected in these brands. More than being just products, such brands are icons and symbols of the culture of the organization that makes them.

Organizational culture is yet to get recognized for what it is

Despite the overpowering importance of organizational culture and the presence of real life examples illustrated above; organizational culture is yet to get ingrained into organizations. Even though the organizational culture is intertwined into the organization’s products; people in business still continue to take a rather dim view of organizational culture. As a result, organizational culture, even though it is the fountainhead of the organization’s excellence, continues to get relegated.

If organizations have to stand out from the rest and be absolutely excellent ones, they have to bring about organizational culture and imbibe it into every aspect of their business. The basis to making this happen is for organizations to ask themselves many critical and astute questions. These are some of them:

-        Does the organizational culture we have inspire and engage, or does it inhibit our employees’ advancement?

-        Does our organizational culture in the nature of top-heavy directives, or is it cross-department collaboration?

-        What do our employees and our customers think and have to say about our organization’s culture?

Get to understand the workings of culture

All the aspects of organizational culture will be the content of a webinar that TrainHR, a very popular provider of professional trainings for the human resources industry, is organizing. Marcia Zidle, CEO of Leaders At All Levels and a board certified executive coach will be the speaker at this webinar,  which has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).

In order to understand how to instill organizational culture that helps reap rich rewards for your organization in a number of ways, enroll for this webinar by visiting http://www.trainhr.com/control/w_product/~product_id=701599?safetyc...

At this important session on organizational culture, Zidle explain the unique benefits an energetic and effective culture brings to the organization. These include:

  • Focus and Spirit: Dinning positive organizational culture aligns the entire company towards achieving its vision, mission, and goals.
  • Engagement: Strong organizational culture brings about higher employee motivation, productivity, and innovative problem solving.
  • Cohesion: Powerful organizational culture lubricates the company's various departments and divisions by bringing about consistency and coordination among them.

The following areas will be covered at this webinar:

  • Learn why Peter Drucker says: "Culture eats Strategy for Lunch"
  • Discover why Culture is like an Iceberg: What's above and below the Water Line
  • Identify and Analyze the Six Key Elements of Culture in Every Business or Organization
  • Review Twelve daily ways Effective Leaders can Communicate and Reinforce Company Culture
  • Plan Specific actions you will take to Lead or Influence Changes in the Culture of your Organization
  • Use a Three Step Process to Pinpoint what Drives the Culture of your Team, Department or Company
  • Understand what Successful Leaders know and do that helps them avoid Cultural Traps and Misfires

 

Views: 91

Comment

You need to be a member of Online Safety Community to add comments!

Join Online Safety Community

Take our poll!

Take our poll!

Latest Activity

Larry Labelle posted a blog post

Keeping the Loading Dock Safe

The loading dock can be a very dangerous area if proper safety procedures aren’t followed. Forklift accidents alone cost businesses over $135 million each year. The accompanying infographic details best practices for truckers and warehouse workers to consider so that the loading dock can be a safe working environment for all involved.Infographic created by Verduyn…See More
10 hours ago
Mark Nilson posted events
12 hours ago
Russel Stuart posted events
14 hours ago
Morgan Franklin posted a blog post

How to Keep Employees Safe at Work

Workplace safety plays a big part in both staff performance and staff retention. Having a safe and secure premises, particularly for workers who are on site outside of daylight hours, is extremely important. And it’s crucial to create a warm and hospitable environment where employees are happy to work, and alongside team members they trust. Not only does improving the safety and security of your site boost the growth and development of people and your business, but it can prevent crime, injury,…See More
14 hours ago

Forum

Safety - A Prerequisite 12 Replies

Whether working at home or outside, to observe safety should be our pre-requisite. The employer before anything must be sure of the safety of its employees especially the ones working in mines or any…Continue

Tags: products, safety

Started by Enna Henry. Last reply by Jen McDade yesterday.

5 TECHNOLOGY-BASED LONE WORKER SAFETY SOLUTIONS

ABOUT 75% OF EMPLOYEES IN NORTH AMERICA ARE MOBILE WORKERS. ADVANCES IN COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY MEANS THESE WORKERS CAN WORK ANYWHERE AT ANY TIME. THESE NEW TECHNOLOGIES ALSO MEAN THESE MOBILE…Continue

Tags: Solutions, People, IoT, Monitoring, Remote

Started by Jen McDade May 31.

Road Safety Solutions 14 Replies

The Road Safety Signs ,Barriers,Humps,Hazard Markers and Visual Warnings are some of the important marks to be observed. Signs such as "keep left",stop, "give way" should not be casually treated.…Continue

Tags: safety, gear, wear, Equipment, &

Started by Enna Henry. Last reply by Jen McDade May 31.

Remote Monitoring

Get "Safe Assets and Sound Productivity" Through Remote Monitoring.Visit:…Continue

Tags: Solutions, People, IoT, Monitoring, Remote

Started by Jen McDade May 23.

Python Condition Objects Tutorial in 2018 1 Reply

If you have knowledge of other programming languages, then you would know the importance of conditional statements. Conditional statements are required for taking decisions. Whenever we operate the…Continue

Tags: course, certification, training, languages, programming

Started by Elena Lauren. Last reply by Jim Chesters May 15.

Badge

Loading…

© 2018   Created by Safety Community.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service