On Wednesday, we talked about looking at the culture of an organization when choosing a job. Culture is SO important and can affect so many areas of a job and organization as a whole. At IDR we work hard to create a culture we are proud of, we believe in, and our employees relate to. We have created a culture of hard work, acceptance, gratefulness, generosity, and of greatness.

Yesterday, the Harvard Business Review posted an article titled Culture Takes Over When the CEO Leaves the Room. Among many pieces of knowledge in the article, one paragraph jumped off of the page:

“In short, culture guides discretionary behavior and it picks up where the employee handbook leaves off. Culture tells us how to respond to an unprecedented service request. It tells us whether to risk telling our bosses about our new ideas, and whether to surface or hide problems. Employees make hundreds of decisions on their own every day, and culture is our guide. Culture tells us what to do when the CEO isn’t in the room, which is of course most of the time.”

Are you creating a culture to guide behavior?