At the Sandler Group, we are experts in developing a winning culture. Although often overlooked, corporate culture is one of the most important steps executives and influencers need to have a management team that excels. Like culture in the broader sense of the word, employees unified by a common culture will be able to function as a cohesive unit. The result is increased productivity so businesses can reach their goals.
Upholding transparency and honesty in the workplace is the first step towards enviable office culture. From there, leaders need to actively model and promote independent thinking and innovation. Most importantly, leaders need to be aware that while independent thinking and innovation may lead to disagreements, the priority is to create a corporate culture where mistakes are not vilified. In fact, executives will be able to build teams to have the ability to truly learn from their mistakes.
Two of the most important leadership qualities in developing and protecting corporate culture are confidence and humility. Although these traits appear to be at opposite ends of the spectrum, Sandler’s life experience has taught him that a blend of both is prerequisite for culture development in the workplace. Too much confidence results in arrogance, whereas an excess of humility means insecurity. This means confidence for executives is knowing when to be assertive. At the same time, practicing humility without exposing vulnerabilities.