Start with Culture

CultureBusThis post is inspired by a recent conversation with Chris Rivers of Culture Bus.

If you know me, you know that I’ve long thought helping a new employee get a good start is one of the most important things an employer can do. Hence, orientation ideas that empower on day one. Clearly, orientation will go better when you’ve made a great hire, but the hiring process is not really the starting point. A key point of great hiring is to find someone who fits the organization of your culture.

Every organization has a culture. The surprise is that not all organizations know what their culture is! Sometimes culture needs to be developed. Sometimes it even needs to change! (That’s not likely easy) Understand your culture as a starting point to driving your vision. If you need some help with that, you might want to talk to Chris.