Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Corporate Culture’s Impact

By R.Bruce Dalglish of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A proper corporate culture is instrumental in any business’ long-term success. That is why it’s important to recognize your organization’s own culture and perfect it.

It is not difficult to create a corporate culture of your very own.  Harvard Business Review recently published a new article describing the six components of a great corporate culture. Those components are: 1) A strong mission statement, 2) A clearly articulated set of values, 3) Practices that mirror these values, 4) People who express these values, 5) A unique narrative, or origin story, and 6) An open floor plan.

There are more components besides the ones mentioned above, but those six should provide any business with a solid enough foundation to develop their own corporate culture.

Your corporate culture does not only define how your employees interact with your clients but also how they interact with one another. Remember that every employee is a representation of your business, and if an employee isn’t expressing your values, then they may not be a proper fit for your organization.

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About the Author

A resident of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, R. Bruce Dalglish has served as the Chairman and CEO of Alliance Hospice and All Caring Hospice since 2005. In this role, Bruce Dalglish oversees the development and strategic direction of both companies. From 2008 – 2013, Bruce Dalglish served on the Public Policy Committee of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).


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