What is Your Company’s Culture?

Every company, no matter the size operates with its own culture. That culture sometimes evolves unintentionally. Other times it is determined by design. However it comes about there is no culture better than a Culture of Confidence™.

A culture is an amalgam of the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of an institution, any institution. It is developed over a period of time. The period of time is not important. It can happen overnight or over years.

Determine Your Culture

Left alone, the company culture can go off in unintended directions. Therefore, it is important to start looking at your company’s culture now. Does it serve the purpose of the company? Does it serve the purpose of the people who work in the company? These two things should be interwoven. If not, there will be an inherent conflict.

A Culture of Confidence™ in a company allows both the company’s purpose and that of the employees to weave a tapestry of achievement.

Confidence is Necessary

Confidence is a necessary component of any successful endeavor. It is the foundation upon which the dream is constructed. Confidence in the dream starts the process. If confidence is not there, the journey toward completion ends at the first roadblock.

That is where the Culture of Confidence™ comes into play. It imbues in every person involved in the collective goal the confidence to know that it can and will be achieved. It empowers employees to be more decisive and productive.

More Decisive

A Culture of Confidence™ frees up management to broaden their scope of vision, to encourage their teams to be bolder and take reasonable risks without the threat of retribution. Operating with confidence results in less wasted time reviewing proposals and frees up time to produce.

The Culture of Confidence™ encourages team members to speak up, share ideas and help other team members without fear of losing out.

It Starts at the Top

Business leaders must understand that this Culture of Confidence™ comes from the top. It is incumbent upon management to make sure that each person in the organization is valued for the talent he or she brings to the job. Remember, that person was good enough to hire. At one point in time the decision was made that they were right for the job.

Not only must there be confidence about the end goal, there must be confidence that it is worth pursuing. There must be confidence that each person’s efforts are appreciated and will be justly rewarded.

This is the Culture of Confidence™ that is necessary for a business to excel. Being mediocre doesn’t cut it any more.

Make every member of your team confident in the goal and their worth and your company, project or team will be unstoppable.

I invite your comments or suggestions.