Your essential assets for driving company culture: your leaders and supervisors

At OIM Consulting, we believe that an organisation is only as strong as its leaders. Their skills are not only the key to successfully executing strategies but are also indispensable when it comes to changing and improving company culture and engagement. Through our leadership consulting services, we aim to unlock leadership skills in organisations so that they benefit from leaders who become champions for culture.

What is organisational culture?

When people think of company culture or organisational culture, they may picture teams singing to each other on their birthdays, but of course, it encompasses much more than that. While birthday cake is always good for morale, an act like singing happy birthday is only a product of a healthy and positive organisational culture.

Culture is a more complex set of shared beliefs and values established by leaders in an organisation, which are evident in the attitudes and behaviours of their employees. Company culture can also refer to the way work processes are carried out, how workflows lead into one another and how engaged employees are. Engagement refers to the level of commitment employees have to their organisation and it works hand-en-hand with culture.

Why culture is vital to organisational success

According to a 2011 study by Kotter, John and Heskett, James, Study on Corporate Culture and Performance, companies that proactively manage culture demonstrate revenue growth over a 10-year period that is, on average, 516% higher than those who do not. Furthermore, in 2017 Deloitte reported that 88% of employees believe a distinct workplace culture is important to business success. With statistics like that, it’s difficult to deny that culture is vital to organisational success – not only from a business perspective, but from your workers’ perspective too.

Empowering your leaders and supervisors to become champions of culture

We recently shared an article on the role of supervisors for improving productivity. We found that by giving supervisors the opportunity to upskill with on-the-job coaching, they could more consistently meet targets and ensure profitability. A supervisor’s role is far-reaching and being leaders of culture is an important part of their jobs too.

Supervisors are critical to the implementation of changes in culture. Accountability for the change lies with them as they are responsible for their teams’ morale and performance at the end of the day. The success of culture change relies on the capabilities of supervisors and their willingness to drive the change.

Get in touch with us for help improving company culture

Our history is deeply rooted in socio-economic development and investing in people. We have evolved into a consultancy that takes a people-centred approach to business performance and can work with you to ensure your people live up to their potential, which is the key to enabling your growth over the long-term.

We work with organisations in mining, manufacturing, and other industries to help them achieve sustainable success through the development of two critical elements: their culture and their people.

Get in touch with us to find out how we can unlock long-term value and profitability in your organisation by focusing on the performance of the people who manage the environment – your operational and front-line leaders.