299: Uncloseting Corporate Culture – Mike Ganino

We’ve all been in jobs where we roll our eyes, wonder who’s on first, and just say in our heads, “Screw it. I’m just here to get a paycheck!” Sometimes that’s our own stuff that we feel that way, but unfortunately, too often, it’s the organization that we work for is the biggest culprit to keeping us engaged. They’re losing the battle to create a culture that engages, losing top notch talent because they have a worst in class culture, and then they wonder why they are losing market share, killing their reputation, and watching profits plummet. Maybe it’s time to come out of the closet and admit, “Our company culture sucks!”

Mike Ganino to the rescue. If this name sounds familiar, it’s because he’s a three-peter which means he’s been on the show three times. First he shared about showing up to be yourself – Episode 179. Then he shared the fine art of Improv and communication – Episode 197. Now he’s bringing his full self to his work as a speaker, culture expert, and all around closet buster of corporate culture. Yes, this is a closet that needs to be busted and if you are struggling in a job you don’t like, trying to manage work life balance for yourself and others, or you realize your organization needs an overhaul, then settle in and learn from the Company Culture For Dummies expert himself…you’ll never want to go back to work the way it was again.

Show Highlights

  • Potbelly Sandwich’s taught him this one truth about culture
  • Culture isn’t about perks and benefits it’s about…(listen and learn)
  • #1 issue in company culture is_____________
  • Learn the best way to address issues with an employee and to bring the issues out of the closet
  • Culture is a set of____________

Connect with Mike Ganino

Mike Ganino is a culture + storytelling expert who helps executives, teams, and thought leaders communicate, connect, and engage. He is the author of Company Culture for Dummies and has been named a top 30 Culture Speaker by Global Guru. Organizations love Mike’s high energy, high engaging workshops and keynotes that fire them up to rewrite the stories happening in their culture. They leave with real-life strategies they can begin implementing immediately for improved culture that drives employee and customer experience. Mike’s worked with Protein Bar, ChowNow, Lettuce Entertain You, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Snagajob, National Association of Catering and Event Planners, and the American Marketing Association.

About Corporate Culture For Dummies

Organizations around the world are fighting every day for the best employees, the most loyal customers, and the most favorable brand reputation. Central to each of these targets is a great company culture, just like those at places like Google, Wegman’s and Southwest Airlines. Packed with exercises and examples, this book will help you define your mission and vision, become an inspiring leader, develop a strategy for attracting great talent, boost collaboration and communications, and create an engaged workforce. This is the book you want to keep close as you define, expand, and enhance your unique company culture.

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