In the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey says that we need to “begin with the end in mind.” How does that relate to employee engagement?
In your ideal perfect world, wouldn’t it be great to have people working for you who are passionate about what they do? They get along with their co-workers, listen to their managers, and are both productive and profitable? That’s what we want, so let’s consider how we get there.
Getting the right people “on the bus” is critical to having a company culture that works. Take an honest look at the people you have working for you. Are they still a fit for your company, or have you outgrown them (or did they outgrow you?) Are the people in the company in the right position – the right seat – or would their skills be better utilized elsewhere.
One of my favorite examples of a company that really defines its culture is Zappos. They have their Ten Core Values that employees are expected to adhere to. Their values are:
- Deliver WOW Through Service
- Embrace and Drive Change
- Create Fun and A Little Weirdness
- Be Adventurous, Creative, and Open-Minded
- Pursue Growth and Learning
- Build Open and Honest Relationships With Communication
- Build a Positive Team and Family Spirit
- Do More with Less
- Be Passionate and Determined
- Be Humble”
Consider these three questions to help create your idea company culture:
- Who do I need to hire (or let go)?
- What do I want our culture to look like and feel like?
- Where can I start?
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