December 6, 2021

Cultivating culture

Growing a culture is easy.  You just leave an agar dish open to the air.   The culture you get is a matter of what falls into your dish.

For a business, it’s the same.  As soon as you add people to your business, you get a culture. As new people join, they pick up the norms, the narratives, and the identities of the people already there.  The result of whatever’s fallen into your dish.

But with a framework that attracts the right things into your dish, that’s easy to grow on and around, it’s possible to grow a culture you’ve designed rather than one that happens by chance.   Even if you’ve already got the wrong culture already in place.

What would your business culture look like if you designed it?