Strong corporate culture is not an HR issue. It is a leadership issue. It sits in the very front and top of the organization. True and honest corporate culture is led by the leaders who dare to lead, put people first, lead by example and create other leaders. Healthy corporate culture is when employees feel safe, appreciated, inspired and find meaning in their work.
As Gallup researcher Jim Harter says “The whole person comes to work, not just the worker.”
Moving beyond the short-term money goals and silo approach to employees’ engagement means making employee well-being an honest priority in the long-term strategic vision of any business.
To lead is to go first and make it easier for others to travel the path with you. The essence of being a leader is to exemplify first in yourself what is being asked of others.