Being open and vulnerable can help leaders and their teams remove their masks and reveal their true selves. It also encourages everyone to become more self-aware of their strengths and areas they could adjust, which in turn can lay the groundwork for new learnings by setting goals—but not just any goals.
Storytelling is a key part of our shared human experience. It has long connected people across cultures and brought together groups who may seem like they have nothing in common, through tales of success and learnings. But what is often forgotten is the power of storytelling, especially in business.
Security culture is not something that can be built overnight. Having said that, sustained investments in security culture will bring better security RoI in the long run and help organisations build a human defence layer that every industry today desperately needs.
Employees are pretty observant; they do not miss much. The actions and behaviours they see modeled and the ideals their immediate supervisor appears to value will inform their decisions and behaviour at work. If they see a management team that prioritises tasks, efficiencies, and productivity (job functions), then that is what they will focus on—often at the expense of the company’s own mission.
Culture is not just literature, arts, music, dances, theatre, scriptures, mythology, or our literary festivals; not even just the way we dress up, eat, conduct ourselves with close family and friends; neither is it merely our ancient temples, forts, palaces, cave paintings, sculptures…it is actually a combination of all these and more...it is our ‘way of life’, the way we live.
Building a lean culture is not something for which you can randomly cherry pick some tools and make it happen. It is more of a social process; one that is of people development and transformation, that teaches involvement, ownership, and responsible behaviour.
Summary: As a company, you must be seen to be taking your responsibilities seriously and making a contribution towards relieving one or more of these worries. It may only be in a very small way that affects your local community, but you will be helping to make the world a better place.
Summary: Your customers want you to save the world. People have many different, and very real, worries about the future, including health, climate, technology and more. As a company, you must be seen to be taking your responsibilities seriously and making a contribution towards relieving one or more of these worries.