Why Culture Matters

Culture Makes or Breaks New Leaders

Maze-2BCulture-2BLong-2BFormOthers likely believe that your success in the new role depends on understanding and successfully navigating your operational culture [link article]. In our experience, an accurate read of the culture is one of the most important contributors to New Leader success. However, understanding culture comes with significant challenges:

  • How is the culture described? 
  • How does the work really get done?
  • Is it the same for top leaders as it is for others deeper in the organization?
  • Did your recruiter tell you "the truth" about the culture, or paint a picture of how it hopes to function someday?

There seem to be as many definitions of culture as there are people in a culture. Without a common understanding, it becomes impossible to consistently navigate the culture, much less drive culture change.

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If you have been explicitly told (or believe) that your job is to change the culture, contact us