Are your organisation’s values part of its culture?
An organisation’s values are a crucial part of its culture.
To help illustrate this, culture can be thought of as an iceberg, as conceptualised by Edward Hall in 1976.
The visible parts of an organisational culture (i.e. employee benefits and perks) is often just the tip of the iceberg. It is heavily influenced by what lurks beneath the surface - the core values of the organisation.
These are the underlying beliefs, assumptions and values that drive actions in an organisation.
Organisational culture should therefore be thought of in terms of its core values. This aligns individuals to these values and the organisation’s core, priming organisations to achieve great things through their people.