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The recipe for a winning culture

Everyone talks about culture. It makes headlines of the major media outlets. It’s on the agenda of executive teams' meetings. Top of mind for Human Resources function. Key focus for all sorts of consultancies. And yet, in spite of all this hype (or is it because of it?), there are still plenty of misconceptions about it. 

Here’s a big one: 

There's a recipe for a winning culture

Type “winning culture” into Google and you’ll discover that there are plenty of ideas and resources on how create it. 

Over 5,600,000 to be precise. 

From “The Defining Elements of a Winning Culture” to “Want a Winning Culture? Follow These 8 Rules”. 

Easy, straightforward recipes for the kind of culture that will make your employees engaged, clients delighted and revenues to shoot through the roof. Oh, and let’s not forget - to make the world a better place! 

 But, here’s the thing - the winning culture doesn't exist. 

There’s no formula, no recipe, no “7 key ingredients” that you can combine, heat, stir and voilà - your winning culture is ready to enjoy! 

The reason for this is very simple - a winning culture for Google would be a recipe for disaster in a law firm. Or a hospital.

The “foolproof” process for creating a culture in a start-up, simply won't work in another start-up, not to mention a mature organisation. 

Just like human beings, organisation are unique.Their business objectives are different, so is their history, their people, their values, and their products. 

So instead of sending out the search party to discover the winning culture recipe, create your own. 

Instead of asking: “What are the elements of successful culture?”, ask the truly important questions: 

  • “What are we here for?” 
  • “What do we want to achieve?”
  • “How do we create value?”
  • “What will make us proud?”
  • “How does our culture support us in achieving all of the above?”
  • "What do we have to protect and cultivate further?", and finally:
  • “How will our culture need to evolve to be fully aligned with our mission, vision and strategic objectives?” 

Topic: Culture Purpose Mission Vision Strategy

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT ME?

I’m a culture strategist and I work with leaders
and teams around the globe to help them create
a culture that brings their  boldest vision to life.

  • I love spending time with my husband and my friends, reading, walking in the park near my home, dancing Argentinian tango and traveling. My two favourite places on Earth are Venice in Italy and the Serengeti in Africa.

  • I love spending time with my husband and my friends, reading, walking in the park near my home, dancing Argentinian tango and traveling. My two favourite places on Earth are Venice in Italy and the Serengeti in Africa.

  • I love spending time with my husband and my friends, reading, walking in the park near my home, dancing Argentinian tango and traveling. My two favourite places on Earth are Venice in Italy and the Serengeti in Africa.

  • I love spending time with my husband and my friends, reading, walking in the park near my home, dancing Argentinian tango and traveling. My two favourite places on Earth are Venice in Italy and the Serengeti in Africa.

  • I love spending time with my husband and my friends, reading, walking in the park near my home, dancing Argentinian tango and traveling. My two favourite places on Earth are Venice in Italy and the Serengeti in Africa.

  • I love spending time with my husband and my friends, reading, walking in the park near my home, dancing Argentinian tango and traveling. My two favourite places on Earth are Venice in Italy and the Serengeti in Africa.

  • I love spending time with my husband and my friends, reading, walking in the park near my home, dancing Argentinian tango and traveling. My two favourite places on Earth are Venice in Italy and the Serengeti in Africa.

  • I love spending time with my husband and my friends, reading, walking in the park near my home, dancing Argentinian tango and traveling. My two favourite places on Earth are Venice in Italy and the Serengeti in Africa.

  • I love spending time with my husband and my friends, reading, walking in the park near my home, dancing Argentinian tango and traveling. My two favourite places on Earth are Venice in Italy and the Serengeti in Africa.

  • I love spending time with my husband and my friends, reading, walking in the park near my home, dancing Argentinian tango and traveling. My two favourite places on Earth are Venice in Italy and the Serengeti in Africa.

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Let me guess: you are here because we met in real life, someone you trust mentioned my name or you’ve seen one of my posts on social media.

Whatever brought you here, I’m thrilled that you’ve come around.

This site is where I share useful resources, information and thoughts about what’s widely considered a somewhat nebulous and complex topic:
the organisational culture - and things related to it.

If you work in an organisation, your culture is probably the most powerful force shaping yours and your organisation’s future. And yet, you are probably
still not clear about how to deal with it in the most effective way.

My mission is to demystify organisational culture, to make it more accessible and less overwhelming in its complexity.

I hope that what you find here will help to do just that!