Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Instilling a Corporate Culture
I am always amazed when I read stories about corporate culture and how successful some company executives are in instilling these values in all facilities. And the results of when they do not. How often have you heard "culture eats strategy for breakfast"? It is very true. According to Globoforce Blog, six mergers were destroyed by the inability to combine company cultures. You know a couple of the more recent ones. Examples are AOL/Time Warner and HP/Compaq.
Frankly, I think it is a very difficult challenge. How do you transfer a culture from one or two stores to dozens or even hundreds? Publix is an example of one that did it right. This appeared in Fortune magazine.