Culture consists of collective, coordinated choices – creating maddening mayhem or productive, pride-filled joy. Your culture’s music rises from the efforts composed by individual influencers of your concerted team. When you close your eyes, do you like what you hear?
Bring your team together. What melody do they hear? Talk through…
- In this moment, what are we choosing?
- What assumptions underlie these choices?
- What are we not choosing? And why…
- What is there to name? To own? To let go?
Now…what do we intentionally choose?
In moments of success as well as duress, try exchanging “we” for “I.” Share what each of you discover.
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Kris Boesch is the CEO and Founder of Choose People, a company that transforms company cultures, increases employee happiness and boosts the bottom-line. She is a nationally renowned speaker and workplace culture expert. Boesch is also the author of Culture Works: How to Create Happiness in the Workplace and developer of the Choose People 360° Culture Audit. Kris is also a proud mother, dancing diva and dog lover.