Author Ellen Ensher discusses the importance of organizational culture for managers and employees and demonstrates how you can identify and influence your own department and team culture through the lens of values, behaviors, stories, and environment.
- Organizational culture is the overall work environment…and consists of shared values that impacts…a company's goals and employee behaviors.…In some organizations culture just emerges.…For others like New York start up MM.LaFleur,…it is highly intentional.…As a manager, you control how the larger…organizational culture influences your department.…I will share three ideas based…on Schein's popular framework of organizational culture…using MM.LaFleur as an example.…
MM is a clothing company…for professional women looking for great work clothes…at a good price.…Its founders built a convenient shopping experience…for busy professional women…who have #BetterThingsToDo than shop.…In five years, MM went from being an online retailer…with seven dresses to today having four showrooms,…multiple popups, and hundreds of styles.…
Part of this success comes from their positive culture.…How do you create this positive culture?…First, examine your company's values and mission.…Take a hard look at your company values…and see if these are evidenced in your department.…
Business professor Ellen Ensher defines what management is in the era of the global workforce and exactly what the role of the manager involves. She explains how to create a compelling vision and culture for your organization, define business goals, and connect the big picture to your team's daily tasks. Next, discover how to build your team, partner with HR on hiring and firing decisions, and coach and mentor employees. Ellen touches on topics that are on the mind of today's leaders—resilience, trust, storytelling, and more—and shares tips to become the best professional version of yourself.
- Roles of a manager
- Becoming a new manager
- Engaging employees
- Creating a compelling vision and culture
- Setting goals
- Hiring and training
- Evaluating performance
- Coaching and mentoring