TRIPLE III TIME: Workplace/Professional Culture

DoorsOne of the more important topics that has been discussed during the courses that I teach on government and politics has been our country’s “political culture”.  Unfortunately, words like: Divided/Angry/Confused/Uncertain have been the most common terms used.  I have been impressed with the thoughtfulness and caring that has been expressed by the students during our discussions and the hopeful attitude that they maintain about our government leaders.

Well with these thoughts in mind, I believe it is timely to ask: What is your organizations “Workplace/Professional Culture?”

To help you assess your Workplace/Professional Culture, consider these TOP 10 questions:

  1. Do you see smiles and hear laughter…or tension and sighs?
  2. Are your meetings energetic and hopeful or like old TV reruns?
  3. Would you hold the title of Whiners or Winners?
  4. Does your product/service “set-the-trend” or do you follow everyone elses?
  5. Is your leadership style one that always questions new ideas or one that encourages them?
  6. Do you convey a culture that pulls other groups to want to join yours…or cause them to avoid your organization?
  7. Is your Workplace/Professional Culture one that employees brag about being part of…or hide their connection?
  8. Does the press coverage you receive reflect a progressive Workplace/Professional Culture…or a “what happened now” tone?
  9. Is there a solid vision of the future that facilitates a Workplace/Professional Culture that creates organization excellence…or is it just the same old picture?
  10. Does your Workplace/Professional Culture debate operational minutia…and not see the bigger picture?

I believe building and maintaining a strong, growth-minded Workplace/Professional Culture is everyone’s job.  However, I also believe it starts at the top.

About Inspiring Innovations, Inc.

Marv Pichla is currently the owner and Creative Advisor for his own small business, Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Sharing his unique experience with entrepreneurship and innovation in public service, Marv consults with public and private business, education, and community organizations to develop new and different problem solving methods through real-life example-based learning. Prior to starting-up Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Marv served as Executive Director for Thumb Area Michigan Works! As Executive Director, Marv used public sector innovation as his guide for the organizations regional career development, employment service, education and strategic planning initiatives. Finally, Marv was raised on a farm in the Thumb Area of Michigan where he claims he received the education principles he values most. However, he obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Center Michigan University in Public Administration and eventually his Ph.D. from Capella University in Minnesota. Marv can be reached at:

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