Is your company taking its employees full potential?

How are things done at your company? How are challenges seen? How are mistakes perceived? How do you solve problems? How do meetings work? Do you work in transversal teams or in silos?

In essence all these questions can be synthesized in one: how is the organizational culture at your company?

Why is this question important?

The sum of our individual and collective beliefs, assumptions, habits, routines, protocols, written and non-written rules constitute the organizational culture of a company. Organizational culture matters because it shapes how organizations see themselves, it defines how people feel and act, and it interpret the challenges and opportunities around them.

In a more and more connected and unpredictable world with new technology arising constantly, companies need to figure out how to deal with it. Adaptability, speed, innovation and customer-centered practices are attributes more indispensable than ever for companies to implement.

As Einstein said: we cannot solve problems with the mindset that we created them. So often to adapt to the new challenges companies need to start doing things differently which means to think and feel differently.

Organizations will answer the challenges depending on how they view themselves and on how their business dealings function, which is determined by their organizational culture.

By managing the organization’s culture, companies can breed a healthy work climate and develop a growth mindset for their employees. By performing these acts, they can move forward to recognize their full potential, identifying opportunities where others cannot. These practices are organizationally driven and promote more efficiency and lead to the ability to take advantage of future challenges.