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The Culture Fix Audio Companion: Chapter 1

Culture Czars Podcast with Will Scott

Release Date: 03/27/2019

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Culture Czars Podcast with Will Scott

A company can put Core Values on the wall, but the important question is: do they live them? So what can a company do to define their Core Values, and what are the best ways to implement them? In this episode, Will is joined by Steve Gumm, who is VP of Marketing at AssociaDirect. Steve helps organizations get from where they are to where they want to be, utilizing smart strategy and well-crafted game plans. Listen in as they talk about how Will defines Culture for new clients, some examples of bad culture, and why defining Culture makes an organization run more smoothly.  Here’s a...

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Will Scott has made company culture his life’s work. His book, his company, and these vlogs have shown the value and importance of having clear Core Values leads to a strong Corporate Culture.  So where did Will get the passion to take on this profession? What were the events and choices in Will’s life which led him to start Culture Czars and help people create a strong culture, so that people love where they work, and why they work? This week Will is joined by Adam Boyd, Vice President of Client Sales at Beneplace, LLC. Beneplace helps employers attract, retain and recognize their...

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Culture Czars Podcast with Will Scott

Leadership is a difficult thing to pin down, but Mel Schwartz has developed a system. He has identified three pillars of leadership which highlight key traits that are necessary to a great leader. Mel Schwartz is a psychotherapist, author, marriage counselor, speaker, and consultant. Mel works globally by Skype and locally in Westport, CT, and Manhattan.  In this episode, Mel joins Will Scott to discuss the importance of emotion on the culture of a company, the three pillars of leadership, and how thoughts can create change in people’s lives. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll...

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Culture Czars Podcast with Will Scott

Will Scott has made a career and reputation of helping people develop strong Core Values and Culture, as we have heard on this program. But what is his history? Will has over 20 years of experience building companies and culture, including his own Waer Systems.  In this episode, the tables are turned on Will and John Corcoran interviews him to learn more about the Values that shaped the early days of Waer Systems, what companies can do to screen new hires for culture synergy, and how the leaders of an organization can know if their Culture is working. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll...

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Culture Czars Podcast with Will Scott

Strong, concise Core Values can help a company fulfill its vision and maintain a clear focus.  As a company grows over time, the goals, ideals, and even personnel begin to change. So it only makes sense that, in some cases, there will be a need to revisit the Core Values and make adjustments to match the dynamic needs of an organization.  So how do the leaders within a company know when to make changes This week Will Scott sits down with John Corcoran to talk about when companies need to adjust their mission and Core Values, and some examples of companies who made changes to their...

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Culture Czars Podcast with Will Scott

Establishing strong Core Values can do an immense amount of good for a company or organization. Laying out clear and concise values are a proven way to get all personnel on the same page and working towards the same goals. There is a domino effect: when well-crafted Core Values are lived by the employees and management in the daily life of the organization, employee satisfaction, and productivity increases. This is usually followed by an increase in profitability. What better place to see the effects of precise, consistent Core Values then a hugely successful company like Apple? Will Scott...

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Culture Czars Podcast with Will Scott

The culture of an organization seems invisible at first glance, but when you look deeper it permeates every facet of its day-to-day life. The general mood of employees affects efficiency and productivity. Everything downstream of that is affected, especially the bottom line. When people enjoy where they work, and why they work, everything is elevated. The repercussions and reverberations positively affect the workings of the company and even into the personal lives of the customers and employees alike. It can be a true revitalization. Join Will Scott and Dr. Jeremy Weisz as they discuss the...

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The Culture Fix Audio Companion: Chapter 9 - ROI show art The Culture Fix Audio Companion: Chapter 9 - ROI

Culture Czars Podcast with Will Scott

The Bottom Line. Yes, Culture can have a positive qualitative effect on a company (if done well), but can it bring a financial return? The answer is an emphatic yes. In fact, given the shockingly low initial cost, investing in the Culture of a company can bring a great return on investment. Culture is often an afterthought in the day-to-day operations of a company. For the vast majority of organizations, it is dealt with in a reactionary manner. If you don’t treat Culture in a proactive way, a default culture will inevitably arise. This default culture in counter-productive in most cases....

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Culture Czars Podcast with Will Scott

Bringing a purpose to a team can bring them new vitality. When they know where they work and why they work, they can deliver the Core Values of an organization to the daily life of the company and even out into the world. So what is the best way to streamline the implementation of Core Values to a company? The Core Chart is an excellent visual representation of the Core Elements which can bring the Core Values into a single place for team members to see. The Core Values, the Core Purpose, and the Core Workflow can all be brought together with clarity, represented visually. Employees can know...

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Culture Czars Podcast with Will Scott

The Core Values and Culture of an organization is about more than just the interpersonal interactions of the people who work there. The ultimate value of a healthy Corporate Culture is how it positively affects the bottom line. After finding the Values for a company and bringing them to life, how do they add value to an organization? Company managers can use Core Values for devising hiring processes and internal workflows which can streamline internal processes and increase the overall productivity of an organization. The first step in bringing Core Values to life is to hire candidates who...

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More Episodes

Dr. Jeremy Weisz sits down once again with Will Scott to discuss the origins and inspiration for Will’s new book The Culture Fix. In this episode, Will and Jeremy highlight some bad examples of Corporate Culture, as well as discuss the importance of keeping your list of Values short and to the point. They also show that even families can benefit from Core Values!

 

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [02:00] Core Values gone wrong: The example of Wells Fargo
  • [04:40] Leadership is required to truly implement Core Values
  • [06:15] Core Values need to be succinct
  • [07:50] Even families can benefit from Core Values
  • [09:20] The cautionary tale of Uber
  • [10:49] How Lyft has built a better Culture
  • [13:41] Culture can give meaning not only to employees but even to management

 

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