We’ve seen it again and again – especially in an era of rapid-growth from garage start-up to corporate giant. Companies start out lean and mean and hungry. Their founders have a great idea and a vision that evolves through hard work, innovative products, and eventually an IPO into a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average or the NASDAQ Composite.
Somewhere along the way, that enviable “start-up” mentality gets lost, and organizations and are left with a much less personalized corporate culture. So reports The New York Times.
It’s an inevitable consequence of expansion, but does it have to be? More and more, corporate leaders are realizing that implementing – or perhaps reaffirming -- a set of core values and practices can help restore integrity and sense of “ownership” among employees that can easily get sacrificed as an organization grows. And the concepts themselves are fairly basic, and much more attainable than you might think.