Building Your Company Culture

Suggested Readings

Founders School || Startup CEO || Building Your Company Culture || Impact Guide (PDF).

Blumberg, Matt and Hanny Hindi. “Chapter Nine: Crafting Your Company’s Culture.” Startup CEO: A Field Guide to Scaling up Your Business. Wiley, 2013. 77-86. Print.

Feld, Brad. “Building Long Term Companies.” Feld Thoughts. Blog Post, 27 Mar. 2016.

Huhman, Heather. “Radical Transparency Can Re-Energize a Company’s Culture and Deliver Results” Entrepreneur. Blog Post, 16 April 2014.

Building a Company that Everyone Loves” HBR Idea Cast. Podcast, 2016. Minutes 0:00-4:11 and 6:52-9:15.

Altman, Sam. “How to Start a Startup.” Podcast. Lecture 11 – Hiring and Culture, Part 2. 28 October 2011. Web. 8 June 2016.

Your Team’s Culture”- Scaling Your Company with Scale Venture Partners Rory O’Driscoll and Kate Mitchell.

Three Leadership Adjustments Your Employees Will Thank You For” – Kauffman Founders School blog. April 6, 2016.

Questions for You

What were the reasons I wanted to start this company?

What were the values I wanted this company to have? Are they evident today? If not, how do I instill the missing values in my organization?

How do I collect reflection on the direction and culture of the business?

What processes do I have in place to turn values into our daily culture?

Tools and exercises

Brazen, Teresa. “Designing Culture Workshop.” January 31, 2013.

Hellriegel, Don and John W. Slocum, Jr. “Chapter 15: Cultivating Organizational Culture”. Organizational Behavior, 10th Edition.