On a day-to-day basis, leaders at all levels need to be culture carriers who model and reinforce the company’s culture. Three ways leaders can reinforce the power of culture:
1.) Share observations
Point out examples of company values and best practices they have observed or learned about that were implemented.
2.) Informal conversations
Talk with their teams about what it means to live the culture. For example, “One of our values is joint problem-solving. How are we doing with this and how can we find more opportunities for the company to benefit from this practice?”
3.) Culture building
Studies show that leaders foster higher engagement and commitment by supporting a culture based on mutual respect, encouraging collaboration, and creating a sense of “belongingness” on their teams.