Can Business Succeed Without Culture?

Nov 20, 2009 8:32:17 AM

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What is the importance of “culture” in the business world? Does it really make a difference? You better believe it does! Organizing the goals of a business around solid, positive, core values and then proceeding to cultivate them on a daily basis inspires and motivates the members of the organization. This mindset also encourages your team to reach out and share the culture with those around them. However you define fulfillment, I believe we will all agree that it is created by our daily surroundings–the culture we experience as we participate in the workplace environment of our choice.

Much has been said about the KW culture, both positive and negative. The truth is, those of us that have the same values and focus on culture in business are perfect business partners. We are so thankful to have found a business that thinks like we do-where our beliefs are fostered in a positive and powerful way!

In today’s world, where uncertainty seems to reign, our life journeys are often extremely challenging ones. I believe we are here to help one another, to walk beside one another and share life’s difficulties as well as its celebrations. I have seen this spirit come alive first-hand as Keller Williams agents embrace the values of respect, acceptance of diversity, positive cooperation and enthusiastic support within a business family. Working together in unity to achieve a common business goal while reaching out to serve and improve the lives of others in our individual communities is an incredible win-win for everyone involved.

To me, culture is spirit, passion, compassion and the active, selfless involvement in helping someone else achieve their goals. These simple things help put a smile on our face as we rise for work in the morning; it encourages us to do our best; it influences our actions and reactions with customers, clients and fellow team members; it brings joy into our lives. Every day, I challenge you to hold true to your values, share a caring culture and count your abundant blessings!