THE UNITED WE STAND QUADRANT.
The most effective leaders here tend to take on roles of parent figure, mentor, facilitator and team builder. They help team members develop needed skills and foster good work/life balance.
A mantra in the “Collaborative” quadrant might be “engage, involve and build.” Strategies focus on forming effective and long-lasting partnerships across organizational boundaries and building human capital. Examples of collaboratively-driven companies are Harley Davidson and Zappos.
CULTURE IS A COST.
CULTURE IS A PROFIT CENTER.
Culture is a cost – office parties, vacation time and free coffee have a real price tag. But the cost of a poor culture is an average 32% decrease in operating income. Workspace should motivate people and encourage innovation and collaboration. Successful leaders view culture as a value multiplier across all facets of their business.