Culture Bucket

Chapter 8. The Culture Bucket

CORE COMPETENCY #8

We strive to create a corporate culture with core values that are crystal clear. We yearn for a God-honoring workplace where grace and trust are alive and well. Because we are human we will always have relational conflicts, so we are zealots about resolving conflict early. We invite those who won’t live out our values to exit. We experience true joy at work.


RESOURCES IN THE CULTURE BUCKET

WORKSHEET #8.1: "When your culture and values are crystal clear, your new people will embrace them with confidence." Download this worksheet (PDF), "Our Corporate Culture: Your Confidential Assessment" and distribute to your team members. Then talk about your core values and your corporate culture.  What needs to change at your shop?

SURVEY: Create a simple online survey and ask your team members to respond to questions about your core values and your corporate culture.  Do they know your core values--and what they mean?  Check out the easy-to-use online survey tool at Survey Monkey.

VIEW.  Wow! Here is an incredibly creative and poignant two-minute video from Peacemaker Ministries (see Ken Sande's book below).  Is conflict resolution one of your core values? Click here to view "What's Your Perspective on Conflict?"

READ: For help on core values and corporate culture, order these books.

NOTE! UNDER CONSTRUCTION! Some of the links to the books featured on Amazon have changed. (Gee...thanks, Amazon!) For a complete list of books from this bucket, visit the Book Bucket and download List #1 (with books reviewed through Dec. 31, 2015). The list will be updated on Dec. 31, 2016.

Published September 2017:
Growing Weeders Into Leaders: Leadership Lessons from the Ground Level, by Jeff McManus