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Culture Fix: How to create a great place to work




Culture Fix: How to create a great place to work

Colin D. Ellis

ISBN: 978-0-730-37149-6 November 2019 220 Pages



The playbook for building a great culture

Culture is the key to success for every organisation, but what do great cultures do and what makes them successful? In Culture Fix, author Colin D Ellis shows you how to change the way you do things and create a winning culture that will keep your organisation relevant today and into the future.

No matter your business, industry or country, your culture’s success depends on the emotional intelligence and engagement of people within it. Whether you’re a CEO, a manager, or a team leader, this comprehensive playbook provides everything you need to build self-motivating teams capable of delivering great value and great employee experiences for your organisation.

Many organisations lack the knowledge for creating cultures that are uniquely suited for their people. Culture Fix offers real-world solutions to problems of culture change in organisations and teams of all types and sizes.

  • build an aspirational vision for your organisation or team
  • create a set of values that mean something
  • enhance the communication between your people
  • adopt the mindsets and behaviours for a successful culture
  • create the right environment for innovation and creativity.

Practical, insightful, honest and funny, Culture Fix: How to create a great place to work will show you how to create a workplace where great people can accomplish great things.

Foreword ix

Preface xi

The Culture Challenge 1

What is culture? 3

The value of culture 19

Cultures & subcultures 31

The Six Pillars of Culture 41

Pillar 1: Personality & communication 43

Pillar 2: Vision 57

Pillar 3: Values 71

Pillar 4: Behaviour 85

Recognition & reward 97

Performance management 109

Diversity & inclusion 122

Pillar 5: Collaboration 135

Process & compliance 146

Systems & tools 157

Working environment 169

Pillar 6: Innovation 181

Creativity 193

Data 203

Failure 215

Making culture stick 227

References 241

Acknowledgements 253

Soundtrack 255

Booklist 257

About Colin 259

Index 261