What do Wells Fargo, Uber, Yahoo and Volkswagen all have in common? They all at one time had impeccable reputations and a strong corporate culture.
So the big question is, what happened?
My contention is they never really had a strong culture at all nor did they know how to hire those from the workforce that could transition to their culture. Over the next two months I will be writing a series of blogs to share my insights and observations about this thing called Corporate Culture.
We’ll start with this one that asks the following questions: What is a corporate culture? Who owns the culture of a company? Can you really change a culture without changing all of your employees? The two definitions of a corporate culture that has been bantered around the HR function for years are:
Through my experiences, I have found that those companies with a successful culture have two things in common:
What do you think — what have you seen that makes a company’s culture great? Let me know in the comments.
My next blog will look at employee engagement and what, if any, impact it has on corporate culture. Click below to subscribe to the Kolbe blog to get the next installments. See ya soon!