Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

Entrepreneurs' Organization

While commendable, this effort to invest in strategy doesn’t work unless the company also focuses on culture. After culture eats breakfast, it continues to chomp its way through strategy for lunch and dinner, too! Organizational culture is intangible; as such, it can be difficult to influence. If the current culture of your organization is not aligned with your strategy, I suggest you take a hard look at how to make some tweaks and clean up your house.

Building an Entrepreneurial Culture

TechStars

I recently participated in a webcast hosted by SHRM on “Three Strategies for Building an Entrepreneurial Culture: Learn how to attract, manage, and build entrepreneurial talent.” But the part that stayed with me most is the consensus he found around what kind of culture everyone there—including him—immediately knew that they wanted to build: one where people can do great work, where they can have a life outside of work, where they feel valued and their work matters.

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Creating an Entrepreneurial Culture at Your Organization

TechStars

At Techstars, we talk a lot about “cultural transformation” and how we can support large corporations’ core objective to become more innovative and agile. As corporations strive to innovate in order to survive, creating an entrepreneurial culture has become a critical advantage. The truth is, large corporations can learn a great deal from startup culture as it relates to fostering a more adaptable, nimble, and entrepreneurial mindset.

Company culture still needed when working from home

Innovation 2 Enterprise

But working remotely also has an impact on a company’s culture, and on collaboration and team building among a company’s most important asset—its people. By Scott Meacham. When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.”

Leading Culture During COVID-19

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Will Scott, CEO of Culture Czars and a founding member of EO Wisconsin. Many wonder how this will impact the corporate culture they have worked so hard to establish. The truth is, the principles of maintaining culture don’t change because we are online but the emphasis does. The same principles explained in The Culture Fix apply for leaders to lead a culture online or in the office.

From Zero to Tech: Growing Startup Culture in Bhutan

TechStars

What role does startup culture play in a country that measures success via Gross National Happiness rather than Gross Domestic Product? . This is the remarkable story of a country building a startup culture from the ground up. Growing startup culture across the nation? How does a country go from lifting a national ban on television in 1999 to nurturing tech startups in 2019? What does a startup ecosystem look like in a United Nations’ classified Least Developed Country?

People Ops Question: How do we define our company culture?

TechStars

We attract, retain, develop, and support Techstars employees globally and aim to uphold our culture and values, in a manner that is inclusive to all.” . Q: How do we define our company culture? Accelerators Resources Company culture People Ops Techstars TalentBy Sabrina Kelly, Techstars Vice President of Talent.

VC Corner: Marlon Nichols, Cross Culture VC

Startup Grind

Introduction : Marlon Nichols is a founding managing partner at Cross Culture Ventures (CCV), where he leads CCV in identifying game-changing entrepreneurs who are creating next-generation companies.Marlon draws from his unique professional background to drive CCV’s focus on using global trends and shifts in consumer behavior to capture high-potential investments. We started to invest out of our inaugural fund, Cross Culture Ventures I in April 2015.

How a Fashion Brand in Honduras Is Preserving the Country’s Traditional Culture

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Rafael, a 2018 YLAI Fellow and an entrepreneur in Honduras, saw years later a need for his skills in the country’s cultural heritage sector. “My Today Rafael is working with Xiomara and other artisans to market their products, all the while preserving traditional Honduran culture. For Rafael, these products are testaments to the many layers of Honduran culture. We are a mix of Spanish, Indian, black and Mayan culture.”.

Creating a Winning Culture in Your Organization

Wesley Cherisien

Culture plays a critical role in any organization’s success. Not only does it enable a company to sustain its performance but at the same time, companies with a winning culture gain a competitive advantage. A high-performance organizational culture offers several benefits.

Helping Startups Understand Salespeople & the Sales Culture

Both Sides of the Table

Most technology startups seem to be funded by product people or business people. Specifically what is often not in the DNA of founders are sales skills. Nor do they exist in the investors of early-stage companies. The result is a lack of knowledge of the process and of sales people themselves. My first startup was no different. I had never had any sales training so everything we did for the first couple of years was instinctual.

Does a VCs Culture Really Matter? The Upfront Story

Both Sides of the Table

” We won’t be the right cultural fit for every entrepreneur but if we’re truly WYSIWYG then it helps entrepreneurs decide if we’re aligned. And helping be our cultural ambassador. I’m often asked about the differences between being at a VC and being an entrepreneur and whether I prefer one or the other. The biggest difference I cite is that Venture Capital often feels like an “individual sport” while startups are a “team sport.”

5 Ways To Keep Your Team Connected With Split Working

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Sam Hill, head of people and culture at BizSpace. . Reinforce your company culture. As a leader , make sure you are proactive in nurturing and reinforcing the company culture, since healthy company cultures have a direct impact on the performance of teams.

Does your company culture encourage employee curiosity?

Berkonomics

As usual, culture comes from the top. It could happen, but only if you as manager develop the culture of curiosity that makes such creativity a part of your company DNA. It’s more common than you think. Some of the world’s best companies to work for are those that encourage employees to spend time following their own paths of curiosity toward development of new products or services.

Why “The Culture of Failure” is Imperative to Startup Communities

Both Sides of the Table

After a recent discussion I had with Steve Blank it made me remember that I had left off one of the most critical factors – a culture of failure. At this time I can tell you that the Brits definitely didn’t have a culture of failure. 11:00 How do you think the ‘failure’ culture emerged in Silicon Valley? 14:00 How can we bring that culture to other places? I recently wrote about the 12 tips to building successful startup communities.

I’m so ready for the hustle culture to die.

GCUC

The post I’m so ready for the hustle culture to die. Let’s look at the definition: hus·tle (Verb) force (someone) to move hurriedly or unceremoniously in a specified direction. “they hustled him into the back. appeared first on GCUC Community. Uncategorized Community Coworking Trends

Why I F **g Hate Unicorns and the Culture They Breed

Both Sides of the Table

Not the successful companies themselves but the entire b t culture of swash-buckling startups who define themselves by hitting some magical $1 billion valuation number and the financiers who back them irrespective of metrics that justify it. My concern is that culture of unicorns has created a generation of entrepreneurs & investors looking for short cuts. Something is rotten in tech startup land. Don’t call me a hater for saying so.

How to Thrive in Another Culture as an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Hint: level your expectations and ask the right questions. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». productivity entrepreneurship money business startup

Building an ethical culture

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

For any company to reach its full potential, a change toward a culture of compliance and ethics is needed. Therefore, a holistic approach to building an ethical culture is required and must focus on every level of the system (individual engagement and motivation, interpersonal interactions, group dynamics, relationships among groups, and interactions with external stakeholders). Building and maintaining stakeholder trust will improve organizational culture.

Startup Culture Rot

This is going to be BIG.

You''re just not actively managing the culture because you''re busy doing other things. Great cultures have values that everyone can be a part of--and these values need to be built in to everyday life at your company, no matter how small it is. The best professionals want to work in places that care about culture and values--because they know actively managing that has second order effects. God forbid a negative cultural reputation gets out in the market.

Can We Stop Saying “Work Hard, Play Hard”?

GAN

When Reilly—my partner at GAN Ventures—and I are in the final stages of talks with a company we might invest in, we always ask a question to every CEO… How would you describe your company culture to someone who was thinking about joining your team? Somewhere around three-quarters of the time, their response is something to the effect of, “We have a ‘work hard, play hard’ culture.”

The Intense Power of a Strong Company Culture

Tomasz Tunguz

It was an inspirational moment for me because I observed the intense power of developing strong company culture. As a few of the executives shared with me, culture is a key part of the company and this annual meeting is a key part of that strategy. Culture is managing at scale. Culture starts at the top, and must be a key priority for the executive team. As Jeff Bezos said in 2014, “My main job today: I work hard at helping to maintain the culture.”

Can a culture of entrepreneurship be created?

Carol Lauffer

Can you really create a culture of entrepreneurship, or must it occur organically? Here in Silicon Valley the culture of entrepreneurship permeates just about everything. I have witnessed numerous communities that are actively fostering a culture of entrepreneurship. Culture helps to create fertile ground for the startup of new businesses. Remember that creating a culture of entrepreneurship is a long-term strategy, and economic developers CAN have an impact

The New Non-Work Schedule for an Energetic Life

GAN

Company Culture balance calendar culture mental health rest rhythms rules schedule tired wellness workOver the last three months, I’ve had more energy than I’ve had in the previous three years. . The reason is twofold: first, my work schedule is “under control.”

How Do Great Managers Create a Culture of Feeback?

Entrepreneurs' Organization

we share an excerpt from the chapter, “Creating a Culture of Feedback.” The post How Do Great Managers Create a Culture of Feeback? The leadership experts at Franklin Covey have released the essential guide to transforming into the great manager your team deserves. From Scott Jeffrey Miller with Todd Davis and Victoria Roos Olsson, Everyone Deserves a Great Manager provides the support and strategies you need to be a better leader.

Streetwear Culture Goes to the Dogs

Entrepreneur - Entrepreneurs Category

When the founder of Fresh Pawz couldn't find clothes and gear he actually wanted to buy for his dog, a company was born. Real Entrepreneurs

Develop a culture of curiosity.

Berkonomics

It could happen, but only if you as manager develop the culture of curiosity that makes such creativity a part of your company DNA. Some of the world’s best companies to work for are those that encourage employees to spend time following their own paths of curiosity toward development of new products or services. Google, 3M, Facebook , and Microsoft all allow their employees to take time to explore new ideas they conceive and attempt to develop.

Honest cultures in startups

Tomasz Tunguz

This morning NPR profiled an education researcher comparing and contrasting the way different cultures approach intelligence and learning in schools. Though the debate about education methodologies is fascinating, I found the one of the stories in the report reminded me of the importance of transparent cultures in startups. I admire startup cultures that prioritize transparency and reward struggle because these companies value learning.

Honest cultures in startups

Tomasz Tunguz

This morning NPR profiled an education researcher comparing and contrasting the way different cultures approach intelligence and learning in schools. Though the debate about education methodologies is fascinating, I found the one of the stories in the report reminded me of the importance of transparent cultures in startups. I admire startup cultures that prioritize transparency and reward struggle because these companies value learning.

Beer and Startups: The Alcohol Culture of the Tech World

This is going to be BIG.

This is the first time I''ve really seen such a bold stance taken on it: "I think it is very, very unwise for companies to have a culture associated with drinking and the lowered inhibitions that come with drinking. He told me the last time he played a drinking game was probably ten years ago and he''d rather forget that experience, but not partaking made him feel like he didn''t fit into the company''s "culture". I don''t drink.

Company Culture: The Difference Between Values and Style

This is going to be BIG.

What makes for company culture? Too often, when people talk about company culture, they fail to differentiate between values and style. It's not only window dressing, but it can often mask serious culture problems when companies need to deal with style differences as they scale. Your culture should value a baseline of respect, dedication to the task at hand, open communication and quality such that the best performers can thrive no matter what their style.

A Very Unusual Book about Startup Culture

Tomasz Tunguz

Last, Gordon recounts a story about the cultural toxicity of teasing and criticism. What’s wonderful about this book is that it characterizes the point of view of a cultural iconoclast within a large company. These perspectives stretch the reader’s mind about what culture ought to be, and how to break out of the every day in order to engender creativity. Orbiting the Giant Hairball is one of the most unusual business books I’ve read.

A Practical Guide to Diversity for Startups and Entrepreneurs

StartupNation

I’ve worked in tech for over a decade, helping startup companies to create a truly diverse company culture. Manage Your Business Management Operations Startup Culture diversity inclusion management and operations minority entrepreneur mission mission statement startup culture

An Introduction to Happiness: Rest

GAN

Company Culture accelerator company culture founders happiness mental health rest workLast week, I shared this idea of being happy at work. Because when you ask the members of Generation Z (the next generation coming into the workforce) what they value most in life, most have a simple answer: Happiness. Happy people are “12% more productive” than those who aren’t, according to a comprehensive study from the University of Warwick.

An Introduction to Happiness: Relationships

GAN

Company Culture company culture friendship happiness happy mental health relationships workOver the last few weeks, I have been sharing this idea of being happy at work. Because w hen you ask the members of Generation Z (the next generation coming into the workforce) what they value most in life, most have a simple answer: Happiness. Happy people are “12% more productive” than those who aren’t, according to a comprehensive study from the University of Warwick.

This is the Secret to Building a Successful Startup Team

StartupNation

Books Manage Your Business Startup Culture Trending books books for entrepreneurs entrepreneurial traits human connection personality type phil knight startup culture teamHow do you build your best startup team?

The Parallels in the Culture Between the Two Category Defining Companies

Tomasz Tunguz

I remember reading the Netflix culture deck published in 2009 and feeling inspired. The words on the page resonated with me because they conveyed a logic and thoughtfulness not often underpinning cultural decisions broadly. Create a Culture in Which it is OK to Make Mistakes but Unacceptable not to Identify, Analyze and Learn from them, #8. Do these cultures work? To answer that question, we need to raise another one should one evaluate a culture?