Should you assess your current culture?

A common question I get when we begin to work with a company is “Shouldn’t we do some kind of assessment of our current culture?” And given how common this question is, it’s not surprising that there are a variety of assessment tools on the market for just this purpose. While many of these tools are nicely designed, my answer to this question may surprise you. A design function When we take a company through the Fundamentals Process™ I often describe it as a “design function.” In other words, we’re designing, in an intentional way, the culture we want to …

Get clear on expectations

Get clear on expectations  As most regular readers know, I sometimes use these blog posts to share deeper insights into some of the Fundamentals that tend to find their way into many of our clients’ cultures.  Remember that “Fundamentals” is simply the word we use to describe the daily behaviors that are foundational for an organization’s culture.  When we practice these Fundamentals consistently through weekly rituals, they eventually become internalized.  In this post, I’d like to share some thoughts on one of my favorite Fundamentals.  I call it “Get clear on expectations.”  The foundation of this Fundamental is the recognition that we …