Culture is what keeps a company going.
When stock prices are unpredictable –
when products aren’t meeting standards –
when the atmosphere is turbulent.
A strong culture, a belief system that keeps employees and management and workflows united, is what keeps a company thriving under pressure.
An HBR article about thriving in turbulent markets addresses culture as a symbol of strength and stability in times of downturn. Making culture-based choices to emphasize transparency and performance while removing hierarchical privileges and bureaucratic barriers.
The emphasis here is on strong teams and trustworthy management. By creating a workspace where people feel taken care of, trusted, and listened to, you’ve created an environment where people feel safe.
Where people feel supported enough to take on challenges, instead of running away.
Where people feel they can survive and become stronger, even in times of chaos.