What is Culture?

You cannot copy a culture, you can only grow and develop it. 

Culture is the term we use to describe the way of being of a group of people who share a common heritage or a common identity.   

The culture of a group of people is a reflection of the values and beliefs of the current leaders and the institutional legacy of the values of past leaders, that are embedded in the structures, policies, systems, procedures and incentives of the group.

Culture is the key factor that differentiates one group of people from another.

 

Culture in Organisations

The culture of an organisation defines who you are and what you stand for.  

Vibrant cultures are values-driven, mission-focused and vision-guided. They display high levels of values alignment and have low Cultural Entropy® scores.

Vibrant cultures have high levels of performance because they create internal cohesion, attract talented people, and inspire employees to go the extra mile.

The leaders of such organisations practice values-based leadership and care about the well-being of all their employees.

Culture in Communities and Nations

The most successful communities and nations build social capital by meeting citizens' basic needs and creating rules and regulations, and policies, systems and processes that support law and order and social justice.

They embrace democratic processes that focus on freedom, equality, accountability, fairness, openness, transparency and trust.

The leaders of such nations practice values-based leadership and care about the well-being of all their citizens. 

Book - The Values-Driven Organisation: Unleashing Human Potential for Performance and Profit

Book - Love, Fear and the Destiny of Nations