Is your workplace frustrating and lifeless—or is it engaging and inspiring? For many people, descriptors such as dreary, discouraging, or fear-based are often mentioned. The problem, according to Chris Edmonds, author of The Culture Engine: A Framework for Driving Results, Inspiring Your Employees, and Transforming Your Workplace, is that leaders don’t put as much thought into their organization’s culture as they do its products and services.
But as Edmonds points out, “Culture is the engine—it drives everything that happens in an organization each day.”
In working with organizations for more than twenty-five years, Edmonds focuses on three key activities: Define, Align, and Refine. By focusing in these three areas, Edmonds has helped senior leaders clarify their organizational purpose, values, strategies, and goals, and along the way taught leaders throughout the entire organization how to build engaging, inspiring workplaces.
DEFINING YOUR PURPOSE, VALUES, STRATEGIES, AND GOALS
According to Edmonds, a…
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