114 — Some Company Culture Maxims

  • There is no event in a vacuum. To understand an event, look at its context.
  • The event is not the problem. The person is not the problem. The system is the problem.
  • What people do reflects the culture. Culture is established by its leaders. What people do is information about the culture and about the leaders.
  • A company’s culture is the context for all that happens in the company.
  • Because the culture determines productivity and profits, it is the real bottom line.
  • The purpose of human systems is to serve people. If people are the subject, not the object — if people are put first — enthusiasm and high productivity will follow.
  • Don’t involve people just to solve problems. Use problems and problem-solving to involve people.
  • You can’t have a safe workplace if you don’t have safe meetings.

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