There are seven culture truths that form the underlying foundation of culture and the impact it has on an organisation.

What is culture?

A quick definition before we begin.

Culture Truth #1

When People come together for a purpose a shared culture will form.

Culture Truth #2

For better or worse, your culture will influence every aspect of your organisation.

Culture Truth #3

A culture is only truly defined by the way people behave and not what people say.

Culture Truth #4

You can train someone for skill, but it’s far harder to change someone’s heart and passion.

Culture Truth #5

What you say must match what you do to build a truly authentic culture.

Culture Truth #6

What you measure and the behaviours you praise or punish will become your culture.

Culture Truth #7

Bureaucracy is merely a sledgehammer to compensate for incompetence and lack of discipline.

Do you have a cult-like business where people beg to work for you and customers always talk about you?

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