Bohan and Bradstreet

Culture’s Influence on the Business

9/22/2015 by julie

Over the years there have been a lot of studies on how culture impacts a business. Can culture drive growth and profit? Does the culture reflect the tenants that drive a business? All of this is interesting especially when over 60% of employees are NOT actively engaged in their work and emotionally disconnected from the culture and current business operations.

If asked most employees feel that the culture in their current employer needs to be reviewed and altered. Culture is molded and influenced by leadership and the best way to start is to communicate and reinforce the company’s values, vision and mission repeatedly and as widely as possible. Additionally, leadership has to be a role model and an organization chart and reward system needs to be in place to support the culture.