The Culture Engine: A Framework for Driving Results, Inspiring Your Employees, and Transforming Your Workplace

By S Chris Edmonds
An organizational "North Star," codifying valued behaviors foroptimal performance

The Culture Engine shows leaders how to create a highperforming, values aligned culture through the creation of anorganizational constitution. With practical step-by-step guidance, readers learn how to define their organization's culture, delineatethe behaviors that contribute to greater performance and greaterengagement, and draft a document that codifies those behaviors intoa constitution that guides behavior towards an ideal: a safe, inspiring workplace. The discussion focuses on people, includingwho should be involved at the outset and how to engage employeesfrom start to finish, while examples of effective constitutionsprovide guidance toward drafting a document that can actualize anorganization's potential.

Culture drives everything that happens in an organization day today, including focus, priorities, and the treatment of employeesand customers. A great culture drives great performance, and canhelp attract and retain great talent. But a great culture isn'tsomething that evolves naturally. The Culture Engine is aguide to strategically planning a culture by compiling thecompany's guiding principles and behaviors into an organizationalconstitution.

  • Decide which behaviors and attitudes are desired in theorganization
  • Secure leader commitment to planning, drafting, andimplementing the document
  • Learn the most effective way to socialize the draft statementand get everyone on board
  • Model desired behaviors to boost employee engagement throughoutthe process

Organizational culture is not an amorphous thing - itcomes down from the top, inspired and exemplified by theleadership. It can steer a company up or down, keep it on missionor force it off-course. For an organization to fulfill itspotential, the culture must be on-point, truly reflecting the heartof the company from leaders to team members across the company.The Culture Engine helps leaders define the playing field, pushing performance to the next level.


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ISBN: 9781118947326

About the Hardcover

Publisher Wiley
Publish date 09/22/2014
Pages 272
ISBN-13 9781118947326
ISBN-10 1118947320
Language English

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