Often led by a set of values or goals, company culture is recognized as important but without a clear understanding of why. I believe this is where we see what we recognize as a toxic culture, it’s a glimpse into mismanaged teams and companies.
Whether deliberate or not, culture exists in all aspects of an organization and reflects on its inner climate. Kristi Riordan, COO of the Flatiron School, emphasizes that there is a difference between creating a company culture and maintaining it.
“The desired values and behaviours of a strong culture are articulated, modelled, reinforced and rewarded. When culture is not properly established, nurtured and used as the core operating system of an organization, actual employee behaviour can stray very far from aspirational values.” …
A few years ago I learned about Epicurrence through a piece written by Meg Robichaud. Her description of the community blew my mind and sounded too good to be true. I knew I wanted to get there, it was just a matter of when.
Heading to Yosemite last week I tried to keep my expectations reasonable, stay open to whatever the “un-conference” had to offer in the way of wisdom, cool activities and new friends.
Honestly though, I was frothing.