4 Symptoms of a Corporate Culture Problem

Often, it’s the companies that are already doing really well that realize what an impact corporate culture has on their organizations. These companies continually invest in improving their corporate cultures to support growth.

For most companies, however, there is a significant event or trigger that causes them to seek help. These triggers include:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Shifting from a private to a public company
  • Privatization of a government or crown-type corporation
  • Restructuring or new leadership
  • Industry changes and increased competition
  • Any significant change, including rapid growth.

Four telling symptoms of a corporate culture challenge

There are a few telling symptoms that show that your company has a corporate culture challenge:


Your employees are distracted, and your managers are spending a lot of time dealing with small issues and problems when they should be focusing on your vision and goals.

Silos and conflict

People are not working well together, and each department is guarding its own turf instead of working towards their goals. People mistakenly believe that this is the way to provide the results your company has promised the customers.

Arrogance and egos

 There are a lot of egos strutting around believing they already know it all and are above everyone else. This indicates that people are closed off and aren’t open to hearing ideas and suggestions that might be better than their own and that could improve the business.

Lack of accountability

Your employees are not taking full responsibility for their goals and their role in the company. Instead, they make excuses for poor performance and incomplete assignments, and lament that they aren’t paid enough.

Make the shift, contact us today

If any of the above scenarios sound familiar, you could have a corporate culture that is stuck on problem solving versus creating.

Contact us today to find out how we can help your organization establish a mindset for excellence and shift to a culture of excellence.

4 Symptoms of a Corporate Culture Problem

About the author

Eitan Sharir is the President of Culture and Organizational Performance at Dynamic Achievement. Eitan specializes in developing mindsets for excellence and organizational cultures that deliver real and measurable results. For more than 20 years, he has worked with many leading organizations in areas ranging from leadership, teams, sales, and service. Eitan Sharir is also the author of Activate Your Power – How to Unlock Your Full Potential and Direct Your Own Success.

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