Understanding and dealing with “culture” is vitally important. It pervades all of society and is a powerful influencer on the lives of individuals, groups, organizations, societies, and all of humanity. Culture is a subject so vast, illusive, and daunting that we often just ignore it like the air we breathe. That would be a BIG MISTAKE!
For those looking to advance their individual worth, grow their business, build a legacy for their community, and/or improve the state of humanity we must learn to CREATE CULTURES ANEW! To those who aspire to do so, I suggest the following:
1) Culture Define It – Get a working definition of culture that you can rely on. The definition I use . . . “Culture is the expression of a group of people”. . is simple, meaningful, and applicable for me.
3) Culture Create It – Be bold and act with good intentions to change the culture/s you dwell in. A good read on the subject is in the attached white paper “Creating the Innovative Culture.
So we must be MINDFUL of CULTURE! It serves as a guide and a medium by which we communicate our shared values.
The upcoming Small Business Day Awards Luncheon is a key example of how we are communicating a culture of innovation for West Central Illinois. We hope you can participate as we CREATE A NEW ECONOMY TOGETHER for the 21st Century.
For more on culture, see this white paper from Innovation Labs.