I’m all over the internet talking about culture because you want to lie to me, and I’m sick of it.
(There’s more. So much more. You can google it.)
You want to tell me that your company has a culture. I say that culture is bigger than work. It’s the manifestation of intellectual and human accomplishment. It’s the pursuit of truth and beauty. And it’s bigger than beer in the fridge.
This week, I will cover the four components of company culture: creativity, collaboration, curation and continuity. Those four elements are only possible to discuss once you do the basics: pay people well, treat them with dignity and protect their civil rights.
Are you ready for candid “HR talk” on my blog?
To kick things off, I have a post up on The Hiring Site where I ask my fellow talent advisors to weigh in on culture and then I make fun of them. I’m also doing a webinar with The Conference Board of Canada where I’m talking about social media and culture in the workplace.
(You can email them and ask for a 50% off discount.)
Stay tuned for more. I hope you enjoy the posts. I want you to challenge the status quo, even when the status quo tries to tell you that it’s edgy and disruptive.
(It’s not. You are being duped into forgetting about what’s important — equal opportunity, diversity, inclusion — and being sold on forced fun and ping pong tables in the office.
I don’t blog to read my words. (I could just be a graffiti artist like Banksy.) I blog about the fake allure of culture with the hope that you stop lying to yourselves and your workers about company culture.