To establish a certain culture, you need to teach it, practice it, and maintain it. Culture works better than a written rule book or position paper.
Without teaching it, no one will have a clue about why you do things the way you do. Teach it with clarity, teach it with substance, and teach it with passion.
Make sure you practice what you teach. If it’s culture, you do it. If you do it, then it becomes culture. By doing it, you enjoy all the benefits of what that culture produces within your organization.
If the culture you create is good enough to teach and practice, then you’ve got to maintain it. If you are not consistently focusing on it and maintaining it, then it will “slip” out of your hands quickly. You’ve got to keep the entire team focused on that culture you’ve created, teach it, practice it, and maintain it.
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