A fun team activity to improve organizational culture: Personal Maps
One of the best tools to build corporate culture and to better understand your team and what’s important to them, is by participating in the fun activity of creating and sharing personal maps. Teams can do this by moving their feet, moving their desk, or moving their microphone, the idea is to decrease distance between yourself and others. One of the best ways to do this, especially if you’re not in the same physical office is by creating a mind map to tell your own story, while inviting your colleagues in to get to know you better.
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A Company Culture based on Values: Value Story Practice
One great idea to improve organizational culture is to focus on values, which is currently all the rage. However, the question remains: Do you know what you consider to be valuable? Does your team know what their values are? There’s a difference between core values, wish values and organizational values and what’s important is knowing what’s valuable to you so you can protect what you already have and start creating new values as well.
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Improve your Workplace Culture with Identity Symbols
Managing identity is about managing belonging and a great tool to improve workplace culture and one that makes it a lot easier is when people feel that sense of belonging. This can be hard to do when there’s no clear name or image or symbol to identify with. Imagine how hard it would be to manage a family, with its family members, family history, family properties and family traditions, if there were no family name. It’s the same with teams, organizational culture and other groups. If we want a person to feel part of a group and balance the needs of the group against his or her own desires, the group will need a name and image that is at least as strong as that person’s.
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At Management 3.0 we focus a lot of effort on ideas to improve company culture, managing and embracing company culture and more importantly doing so with practical and tangible tools that are easy to implement. The values we hold and embrace are the building blocks and the core for what drives us as individuals and in turn as companies.