How would you describe your company culture? Is it hierarchical, laid back, stuffy, old-fashioned or in flux?
For many companies, culture is something they've outlined and worked hard to cultivate since day one. For others, culture developed organically with each new hire and product launch. Some may find that they can go to any country in the world and, no matter how different it is from their own country, feel exactly at home with their company. Others have a hard time crafting a culture that works for their employees and bottom line, or are working against decades of established precedent.
Regardless of which category you fall into it, hopefully your company has realized the importance of a positive, progressive culture, and is working hard to improve and transform its own.
For Women in Comms' next live radio show next Tuesday, September 13, at 1:00 p.m. ET, we will be discussing the "company culture transformation equation" -- how to define company culture, cultivate a positive culture and communicate it to those inside and outside your company.
We are pleased to be joined by Lynn Comp, the senior director of Industry and Sales Enabling in the Network Platforms Group at Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC). (See Intel's Transformation Guru: Influence & Business Case Trump Tech.)
WiC Founding Partner Intel is one of the most progressive companies in the comms industry when it comes to an inclusive culture, and it didn't happen by accident. Comp will share with us what worked for Intel and a few things that didn't, as well as speak more generally about why culture matters to employees, potential new hires and the bottom line. (See Intel Updates on its Diversity Initiatives and Intel Closed the Gender Pay Gap in 2015.)
She will also take audience questions live on air, so be sure to join us on Tuesday with questions to put forth on the live chat message boards. And, Comp will then join us on Wednesday for our 10th WiC breakfast event in Denver, Colo., where will continue the discussion on company culture and how to marry it with progressive policies. We hope to see you both online and in person next week! (See Come Get Uncomfortable With WiC in Denver.)
— Sarah Thomas, , Director, Women in Comms