This is a great article about the importance of workplace culture, using the SF Giants as an example. Here is a teaser:
“The San Francisco Giants are going to baseball’s World Series for the third time in five years. And a big reason why is the team’s workplace culture — a culture that organizations beyond baseball can learn from.
The Giants are a “teamy” team, one with heaps of solidarity, ego-sacrifice and brotherly love. That workplace climate, sometimes called “chemistry,” has helped make the Giants a talent magnet, prepared them to overcome major adversity, and propelled them to their sport’s biggest stage again.
“We’ve just got a bunch of guys who have come together,” Giants third base coach Tim Flannery said after the team won their National League pennant series over the St. Louis Cardinals. “And there’s something magic that happens in this clubhouse.””
So, you are a Giant’s fan and salute the results of their strong culture. When the World Series is over, what can you do to build a “Giants culture” in your workplace, making it stronger, more effective, more enjoyable? Some additional quotes about the importance of culture in leading organizations from the Giant’s to major tech firms to ponder:
“Everybody cares about each other in this organization.”
“We’re all in this together.”
“You can count on people to cooperate.”
Is that true in your workplace? What actions could you take to make it true? What actions could other leaders at higher levels take?
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