We can laugh at a silly commercial on television, but the question remains, is that attitude prevalent in our workplace? Of course, it’s possible anywhere, but is that truly what is happening in our companies? A lot of that depends on how we, as leaders, work to shape our company culture.
Every company has a culture. You may have never given it much thought, or maybe don’t believe it, but it’s true. Your company’s culture is constantly being shaped, either subtly or overtly, positively or negatively, depending on many varying factors and inputs. What are you doing to shape your culture? Maybe there are things you are or aren’t doing that are impacting your company’s culture that you are not even aware of, both good and bad. It happens all the time.
How often do you talk about costs within your organization with your workforce? Never? Occasionally? As a leader are you working on creating a cost conscious culture? Are you leading by example? Creating or changing a culture in a positive way takes work, persistence and determination. It’s much more than a catch phrase or a motto posted on the break room bulletin board. I believe that if you put effort into molding your culture into one of cost consciousness it will pay off in more ways than you can imagine.
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