No Breakfast for Culture

Culture eats strategy for breakfast.

The above is a famous quotation attributed to the late business management guru Peter Drucker. The statement seems to imply that culture is more important than strategy. But that’s not really true.

The difference

In an earlier blogpost I already explained my view on Strategy. It’s the medium term plan which sets the goals for the company. This is what drives your business, and it also defines success.

The relation

A strategy on the other hand is needed to define this goal. If you don’t have a goal, what is your team aiming for? It’s like a sports team that does not know the rules of the game. You can have the best culture, but without a clear goal and path forward you will achieve nothing.

Culture and Strategy are two sides of the same coin.


Originally published at on July 8, 2017.