Baker Stuart’s Insight: Workplace cultures have been on the agenda for a long time now. But often, not enough is being done to concretely address culture problems in the workplace. This article reinforces that culture is really about behaviours, and discusses what we need to do to meaningfully change them.
We’ve been talking about work culture for decades now. But it turns out most organizations still don’t do anything really meaningful to manage their company culture. If fact, we’ve just been paying lip service to it.
That’s largely because actually doing something to manage culture is really hard. It takes time, energy and investment.
We often think of culture as driving sentiment in the workplace — Are we happy? Are we satisfied? — rather than about whether we’re doing the kinds of things we need to do to drive success. Culture is about behaviors — and just like any other kind of behavior, it can be assessed and it can be changed.
If you want to drive real change, you need a culture budget. A culture budget treats culture like any other operating system at your organization. It focuses on behaviors and whether people are acting in ways that will move your […]