Just read an interesting article on the Leadership Freak blog entitled 5 Structures That Shaped Zappos Culture.
It points out that a company’s culture contains 2 main components: structure and people. Each of these has 5 important parts. Getting these right is essential to company success.
You’ll have to read the article to find out what they are, but as Tony Hsieh, the founder of Zappos, points out, “If you get the culture right, then a lot of really amazing things happen on their own.”
How does your company continue to build its culture?
Just read an interesting article in Duquesne University’s School of Leadership & Professional Advancement Blog entitled The Secret to Better Working Relationships.
Among the interesting findings are:
- Workers who have the support of their peers live longer
- When relationships are good at work, family life is better
One of the key recommendations is that teams try to understand their differences through the use of formal assessment tools such as Meyers-Briggs. These tools help you understand your preferences, how to communicate with others, and how you take in information.
In the end it’s not about changing people – it’s about understanding them.
Does your company employ tools like this?