Is your team’s culture creating an environment consistent with your organization’s mission, values, goals, and objectives? Does your team culture support competitive success? Team culture is fundamental and yet not easily understood. Often, an unhealthy culture can go unnoticed and the behaviors can be anywhere from unproductive to downright shocking.
How does Team Culture Develop?
Team Culture forms as a result of shared customs, rituals, beliefs, knowledge, and practices that become common to team members over time. These common cultural elements are usually passed down from the older team members to the younger team members and are reinforced by existing team leadership.
Understanding Team Culture is Critical
It is critical to understand your team culture. Even the most concerned leaders may struggle to gain accurate insight as to what behaviors happen outside of their purview. Team culture is complicated and develops both organically and through dynamics that may not easily be observed from within.
A Neutral Perspective
A neutral, skilled, external perspective is often necessary to understand and develop a clear path forward. SCI has deep experience in working with teams and organizations on team culture and ensuring that individual experience is what it should be. Furthermore, this understanding is the foundation for a high performing team.