Culture eats strategy for breakfast.— Peter Drucker
Devotion Company Culture quotations
The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.
Solitude is out of fashion. Our companies, our schools and our culture are in thrall to an idea I call the New Groupthink, which holds that creativity and achievement come from an oddly gregarious place.
To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.
Keep company with those who make you better.
Communication is the essential medium of a creative culture: the communal sea in which we all swim. A company that can't communicate is like a jazz band without instruments: Music just isn't going to happen.
There is no one, right way to design or develop anything.
To a large degree, it needs to reflect the culture - especially the innovation culture - of a company.
Company cultures are like country cultures.
Never try to change one. Try, instead, to work with what you've got.
You dont have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
Mergers are like marriages. They are the bringing together of two individuals. If you wouldn't marry someone for the 'operational efficiencies' they offer in the running of a household, then why would you combine two companies with unique cultures and identities for that reason?
No company, small or large, can win over the long run without energized employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it.
Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.
Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses.
Customer service shouldn't just be A department, it should be the entire company.
There would have been no Beats deal without the Samsung deal.
It showed the number one company the importance of connecting with culture.
Most skills can be learned, but it is difficult to train people on their personality.
Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first.
Your personal core values define who you are, and a company's core values ultimately define the company's character and brand. For individuals, character is destiny. For organizations, culture is destiny.
Create the kind of workplace and company culture that will attract great talent.
If you hire brilliant people, they will make work feel more like play.
The first thing to look for when searching for a great employee is somebody with a personality that fits with your company culture. Most skills can be learned, but it is difficult to train people on their personality.
Bad company ruins good morals.
Great companies have high cultures of accountability, it comes with this culture of criticism I was talking about before, and I think our culture is strong on that.
Hiring people is an art, not a science, and resumes can't tell you whether someone will fit into a company's culture.
The stronger the culture, the less corporate process a company needs.
When the culture is strong, you can trust everyone to do the right thing. People can be independent and autonomous. They can be entrepreneurial.
I learned that focus is the key. Not just in your running a company, but in your personal life as well.
No organization ever created an innovation. People innovate, not companies.
... if it's not your style to stretch and go the extra mile to make sure our customer experience is great, you're going to have an allergic reaction to this company. You probably won't stay. If you do try and stay, but can't adapt to the culture then it will reject you like a virus from a healthy immune system.
I still have every record company sending every new, hot track to me, to do music videos, so I'm chained by the foot to pop culture. I still know what kids dress like and speak like, and I still hang out with them. It's just the nature of my day job. I am a freak of nature that has to understand them.
Choose your friends wisely. The company you keep can and will affect the opportunities you see.
As a culture, we've become upset by the tobacco companies advertising to children, but we sit idly by while the food companies do the very same thing. And we could make a claim that the toll taken on the public health by a poor diet rivals that taken by tobacco.
Companies don't have one culture. They have as many as they have supervisors or managers. You want to build a strong culture? Hold every manager accountable for the culture that he or she builds.
Environmental policies are not just about good publicity;
they are about responding to the moral imperative to address both climate change and resource depletion...A company culture that is based on measuring everything in purely financial terms will be crippled by a high turnover of staff, customers and suppliers
I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.
I'm out talking about this company (General Electric) seven days a week, 24 hours a day, with nothing to hide. We're a 130-year-old company that has a great record of high-quality leadership and a culture of integrity.
I would love to travel around the world working for a travel company taking students abroad on cultural immersion trips.
Just by being private, the culture will change.
We won't be forced to make decisions that are 90 days in relevance.
Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.
For individuals, character is destiny. For organizations, culture is destiny.
Companies have to nurture [creativity and motivation]-and have to do it by building a compassionate yet performance-driven corporate culture. In the knowledge economy the traditional soft people side of our business has become the new hard side.
Agarikon contains antiviral molecules new to science.
Researchers for pharmaceutical companies may have missed its potent antiviral properties. Our analyses show that the mycelial cultures of this mushroom are most active but that the fruitbodies, the natural form of the mushroom, are not.
Your culture is your brand
Engaging in social business is beneficial to a company because it leverages on business competencies to address social issues, involves one-time investment with sustainable results, and produces other positive effects such as employee motivation and improved organizational culture.
When I grew up in Seattle, by the way, in the 70's, it was a fishing village.
There were loggers and fishers and my dad had a sewer company and it wasn't the way Seattle is now. Culturally, it was very different back then.
We believe strongly that in the long term, we will be better served - as shareholders and in all other ways - by a company that does good things for the world even if we forgo some short term gains. This is an important aspect of our culture and is broadly shared within the company.
At Google, operations are not just an afterthought: they are critical to the company's success, and we want to have just as much effort and creativity in this domain as in new product development.
Both companies have product ranges with world-class brands that complement each other perfectly. Our companies share a common culture and mission. By realizing synergies and with our combined financial and strategic strengths, we will be ideally positioned in tomorrow's marketplace.