Topic: Business Cultural Compass – Values
The objective of this micro-series is to empower founders, leaders, startups, and organizations with the tools and resources to create a sustainable foundation to their business culture. Research shows that a systematically-developed culture leads to greater success. Through building strong foundations, we will be able to build purpose-centered, mission-driven, internally aligned, and strategically strong sustainable companies and startups.
Harnessing, developing, and integrating an impactful and sustainable culture at the forefront of the entrepreneurial process will lead to:
- Improved Operational Performance
- Effective Teamwork & Organizational Alignment
- Increased Productivity
- Preparation for Growth
- Better goods and services designed
- Greater confidence from investors and the market
There are a number of factors that may make or break an organization but one of the most significant factors is the organization’s guiding values. This includes how people talk, what they spend their time doing, how they spend their time doing it, what gets covered in meetings, and most importantly, what is considered of higher importance than anything else. Guiding values are like a code of conduct – they are fundamental beliefs that guide you and your employee’s behavior. The key thing to keep in mind is that values are multi-dimensional. The task during this session is to rediscover them and integrate them into your culture.
Zech’s passion for culture and its use as a powerful tool comes from his own personal purpose to bring, align and harmonize people together to drive greater collective impact. Zech is a visionary thinker with an MBA in Organizational Design. He has studied culture, organizational effectiveness and design, and systems change through his MBA, certifications from Bersin Academy and u.lab: Leading From the Emerging Future. He continues his development by diving into studies, education, certifications, and books including a few favorites – Reinventing Organizations, Designing Regenerative Cultures, System Thinking for Social Change, Maps of Meaning, The Art of Gathering, Firms of Endearment, Start With Why, and many more. He is passionate about facing organizational and societal challenges of today and redefining how companies utilize culture to sustain and grow over the long term. He lives by the values of love, curiosity, and courage.
In partnership with Perennial Culture
November 3, 2021
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm