Every company and organization seems to have at least one status location. This is the spot at which team members are feel they are special. In many cases other employees feel intimidated by or admire those that work in this special spot.
Their feelings, whether perceived or real, results in different cultures within the larger organization. The result can be healthy competition but far too often it can lead to harmful competition, resentment, lack of productivity, and human resource issues.
Manager need to understand the Work Location Cultures within their location in order to maximize the results on their top and bottom lines.
This is an excerpt from the Workplace Culture Bridge which is part of the Culture Bridges available from Max Impact, a Rochester Hills, Mich., based leadership development and business strategy website offering a host of complimentary information. The workplace cultures include Front office vs. Back office; Home office vs. Regional offices and/or branches; Highest volume store vs. Other stores; Old company vs. New company; and New building vs. Old building. © Max Impact, used by permission.
Additional workplace culture resources
- Culture Bridges are a look at the contents of the character within each of us. Information is contained on more than 20 different categories of culture.
- Cultural Faux Pas is an interesting quiz about marketing mistakes made by others.
- Culture Quizzes allow you to test your cultural IQ with fun and informative quizzes.
Leading workplace culture books
- Performance Culture provides a simplified approach to create a company culture that has proven to work
- The Great Workplace shows how to build and keep a great workplace and the benefits of doing so.
- Change the Culture, Change the Game offers a breakthrough strategy for energizing an organization and creating accountability for top results.