The article identifies three components of culture – the ‘why’, celebrating success, and embedding the mission (I prefer Purpose) throughout the organisation.
The author stresses the importance of the ‘Why’ of the organisation – if you’ve watched Simon Sinek’s excellent You Tube clip on the ‘Why’ then you’ll appreciate the way the author has stressed ‘Why’ in this article.
How often do we take the time to celebrate success? When I’m running a governance session I frequently start by asking the question, ‘if we were having a party today to celebrate our achievements over the last 12 months what would we celebrate?’ Sadly, some boards have no idea.
As a board member, how often do you enquire as to how the mission/purpose is alive and well throughout the organisation? By ensuring that it is we end up with a top-performing organisation.