Like it or not...CULTURE MATTERS
by Caroline J. Fisher, Ph.D.

So you think business culture doesn't matter. You think it falls in the realm of "soft stuff" that the HR folks should handle. Perhaps you think it's a passing fad, big in the 80's and starting to show its trendy head again - and this too shall pass. Or maybe you are one of those who actually think culture matters, but figure you'll focus on it when "things slow down around here." Well, think again. Business culture matters. It can't be delegated to the HR department; it is not a passing fad - and, as a business leader, you really can't afford to wait to deal with it. It might very well be the single most important thing a leader can focus on to create and support sustainable bottom-line results.

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