14 Oct The Significance of Instilling Culture from an Early Stage
The process of instilling a culture into a developing corporation can be likened to the process of parenthood, and instilling values into a child early on so they don’t forget. As a parent, the earlier you instill important values into your child, the more those values stick, for example, in instilling the value of honesty in your child, and also Parents who instill a sense of cultural importance in their children from an early age often find that their children retain a respect for their culture into their adulthood.
Corporations function similarly. In that sense, it is important for a company to have a clear and well-chosen culture in place as part of corporate branding and employee culture fit assessment.
In the case of companies, we define culture as the behaviors, symbols, and systems that are key to the longevity of a company, and it is important for leaders to create the culture in setting the framework of patterns of behaviors, systems, and symbols, early on in the company’s setting up stage before the company gets too large for the effect of the culture instilling to take place.
However, if these behaviors, symbols, and systems are instilled at an early stage, the company can grow in the direction of these set patterns of culture, and the company ensures their stability by living their values towards achieving their vision.