Culture. Everybody talks about it, from small businesses to big corporations, yet not everyone gets it right. It can be a difficult thing to describe, let alone create and it’s an easy thing to get wrong, says Alek Bugajewska, People and Culture Leader for Travelport Locomote.
In my experience, it’s a broad mix of the right people, and a company that has a clear purpose supported by a solid infrastructure of the right processes and systems to scale. The right culture differs from company to company and making it ‘perfect’ is a continually evolving process but one thing you can rely on is that you’ll always know when you’ve gotten it wrong!
The thing about growing a culture is that intangible though it might be, it is a living thing. It is the beating heart of any organisation and whether you’re a two-person small business or an ASX-listed company you can’t afford not to invest in it. The challenge of maintaining that culture can be exacerbated when your workforce isn’t co-located. Maintaining a culture of excellence can seem daunting but it doesn’t need to be complicated.
To read Alek's tips in Kochie's Business Builders on how to get your company's culture right, click here.