What’s it like where you work? You’ve probably been asked this or a similar question before by someone who wanted to learn more about your organization’s culture. According to culture theorist and Professor Emeritus at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Edgar Schein, organizational culture has three levels: cultural artifacts (things that others can readily observe), espoused values, and underlying assumptions.
If it seems like culture conversations are taking place everywhere, it’s probably because they are! “Culture has hit a tippling point,” according to Larry Senn, Founder of the culture-shaping firm, Senn-Delaney. This was the theme that permeated Human Synergistics’ Ultimate Culture Conference last week in Chicago. Speakers such as culture pioneer Edgar Schein and Human Synergistics CEO Rob Cooke inspired attendees to seize this moment to create positive change with their clients and in their organizations.
By instilling resilience, confidence, and grit, according to recent research by McKinsey, based on interview data with 250 senior executive women. Whether you’re already developing these or just getting started, here are 9 inspirational quotes to help you on the journey.