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.
2018 is the year of getting off my autopilot. Minimum 24 times, to be precise.
I decided to carry out 24 experiments based on the advice from 24 CultureLab guests I expect to interview this year. Sounds crazy? Maybe. But the driving force behind it was simply too powerful to resist.
A strong and healthy culture is essential for success. There’s a lot of research that confirms that. For example, a Harvard Business Professor, James L. Heskett, discovered that as much as half of the difference in operating profit between organisations can be attributed to effective cultures.