To get the ball rolling, here are the top ten ways I would define the culture at my organization:
Visionary and mission-driven
I define culture as the mores and norms associated with a given office or organization. This can be anything from a dress code to what's acceptable as a cube decoration to telework options.
We define culture using this framework:
My own organization does not have a defined culture, but is an amalgamation of separate cultures. I have to say that I envy Zappos, which has a solid culture built on 10 Zappos Family Core Values. They publish a "Culture Book" each year, which is full of quotes from employees about how they live these core values. Truly inspiring!
Check it out at the Zappos Family Core Values website, including a video of Tony Hsieh, the Founder and CEO.
Culture: establish “committable core values”…
Every employee is asked to live & breathe the core values and inspire the culture in others.
1. Deliver WOW Through Service
2. Embrace and Drive Change
3. Create Fun and a Little Weirdness
4. Be Adventurous, Creative, and Open-Minded
5. Pursue Growth and Learning
6. Build Open and Honest Relationships With Communication
7. Build a Positive Team and Family Spirit
8. Do More with Less
9. Be Passionate and Determined
10. Be Humble
Great question. I'm dong a research project on this topic as we speak. More so I want to discover how the culture of the individuals within an organization affects the ability to build capabilities overall.