It doesn’t matter how strong your vision is. You can have the greatest strategy, but if the culture is bad — forget it. You aren’t going to be as effective as you could be.
Working with a couple of churches recently, I discovered some more ramifications of bad culture. It was obvious from an outside view.
- Corrupts the organizational structure.
- Controls the growth potential.
- Confuses the team’s communication.
- Collides with good vision.
- Curtails any future momentum.
- Contaminates good team members.
- Condemns the team to mediocrity.
As leaders, we try to make our organizations bigger and better. The truth is, however, that many times, it’s the culture that is holding the team back from growing. It’s the culture that keeps things from being healthy. It’s the culture that’s frustrating people and causing burnout.
Do you want to improve the organization’s effectiveness? Have you ever worked in an environment of bad culture?