Learn More About Organizational Culture and Leadership

Organizational culture and leadership has a web of interlocking characteristics that knit together, influence each other and add to the way the “whole” is perceived. What are the features and characteristics that make up a business? Let’s break it down into its basic pieces:

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Vision

The overarching objective of the organization must create the vision that tells each company member where you are heading as a group and what, as a team, you are trying to accomplish.

Values

An organization’s values are what you appreciate and hold up as you move towards your vision. This can be customer service, care for the atmosphere, product excellence, responsibility, innovation, etc.

Roles

Achieving the vision requires doing the actual tasks that get the work done every step of the way. These are various roles within an organization and, of course, there are numerous similarities from one business to the next.

Processes

How do people get their job done? That defines the procedures by which the work is carried out. Again, the processes must align with the overarching vision and the values of the organization.

Communication

One of the essential characteristics of your organizational values is how well you communicate as an enterprise from the top down, from the leadership and management levels to the factory floor and back up again.

Attitudes

Your culture is also exceedingly influenced by the opinions of the team members: Do they imitate the values and the vision of the association? Do they work hard? Do individuals take responsibility for their activities? Are they accountable?

Change: How Is It Possible?

The above components fit together tightly and resist most attempts at change. Changing a single procedure may improve performance or efficiency for a while, but it won’t create lasting cultural change.

Leadership Types — The Difficulty Lies Deeper

What sort of leadership style do people respond best to? Although the Major-in-the-Army method may work in some circumstances, educated workers rarely respond well to it. On the other hand, a leader who lets the team trample all over him/her isn’t going to get far. Leadership skills can be learned, and one skill that shouldn’t be underestimated is the capability to understand your co-workers and team members on a human level.

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