Culture Is Your Company’s Immune System

I was sick for several months, and I was so over it!

I had just gotten over pneumonia, needing two rounds of antibiotics to beat it.  My immune system was totally shot.  My son had a sniffily nose, and handed his germs off to me.  When my body got a hold of it, I had no defenses left.  Then, I got a stuffy nose and a cough that was knocking me out. I was told I was on my way to getting pneumonia, again, had I not started a third round of antibiotics.

If my immune system had been strong, this little cold would have been a small bump in the road.

Think of the culture of your company as your work place immune system.  You will encounter problems and other situations that could infect your organization.  The culture will either fight against those problems and situations to stay healthy, or lay down and allow the infection to spread.  If your organization puts in the time now to build a strong and positive culture, when the tough times come, your company’s immune system will fight off those things that could grow into something much bigger or worse.

Drink lots of water, get plenty of sleep and eat your vegetables to keep your immune system strong. You should be doing the same for the culture of your team, organization or business. If you don’t, you’ll spend a lot of time being sick.

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