Values – every company hangs them on the wall and distributes them on wallet cards. It is the same for individuals. Ask ten of your friends to list their values, and at least eighty percent will use words like respect, integrity, and honesty. So how important are your values? Will you sacrifice them for the results and outcomes you desire? Are they so important that you would lay down your life – figuratively or literally – to protect them?
A compelling organizational culture is the intangible that provides a sustainable competitive advantage. A destructive one breeds mistrust, apathy, and eventual decline in performance. Here are seven indicators that your culture is deteriorating or even worse — in a total meltdown.