“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” - Peter Drucker
Having a plan is important. Having a strong culture behind that plan is critical.
Culture is not determined by cool workspaces, edgy branding, kombucha on tap or ping pong tables. It’s that intangible but clear feeling that the majority of people on your team share and act out the same set of beliefs. It’s about workplace habits, tempo, attitudes, results. It’s about how team members take ownership of their work, make decisions, respond to challenges, and communicate with each other. In healthy cultures, there is more flow than friction.
How do you build a thriving culture where your team, your customers, and your bottom line win? It starts from the top. As leaders, we need to walk the walk, set the vision, infuse the energy, model behavior. Then, we need to hire smart. I believe we are the composite of the people we spend the most time with and therefore I am very intentional about who I chose to have in my life. For me, culture fit not skill set is the determining factor for on-boarding new team members. And, so far, it has paid off!
-- Mark Haney, The entrepreneur next door
Congratulations to Randle Communications
Randle Communications has made the 2019 edition of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces in the United States. The talented firm is led by president and CEO Jeff Randle and partner Mitch Zak. They focus on public relations, public affairs and ballot initiatives. They were the only Capital Region company to make the 2019 list. They attribute winning the prestigious award to their consistent and intentional effort to put their people first.
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