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How does business culture promote better strategy execution?

How does business culture promote better strategy execution?

Chiranjibi Mar. 21, 2018

Corporate culture refers to the beliefs and behaviors that determine how a company's employees and management interact and handle outside business transactions. Often, corporate culture is implied, not expressly defined, and develops organically over time from the cumulative traits of the people the company hires.

Strong cultures promote good strategy execution when there’s fit and hurt execution when there’s negligible fit. A culture grounded in values, practices, and behavioral norms that match what is needed for good strategy execution helps energize people throughout the organization to do their jobs in a strategy-supportive manner.

A culture built around such business principles as listening to customers, encouraging employees to take pride in their work, and giving employees a high degree of decision-making responsibility. This is very conducive to successful execution of a strategy of delivering superior customer service.

It'll help get all employees working on the same company mission. In some sense, it's the glue that keeps the company together. A company culture that facilitates employee happiness means lower turnover and better company performance. Employees are loyal and companies perform better.

A strong strategy-supportive culture makes employees feel genuinely better about their jobs and work environment and the merits of what the company is trying to accomplish. Employees are stimulated to take on the challenge of realizing the organizational vision, do their jobs competently and with enthusiasm, and collaborate with others.