Here’s an understatement: Uber is flawed. It has posted more losses than any tech company. Ever. On top of that, Uber’s public image has been dragged brutally, but not undeservingly, through the mud for the last several years. That said, they have more than a little wiggle room. Uber has raised more money from investors than almost any other tech company and, in December of 2018, they filed for an IPO which, some have predicted, may see the company valued at $120 billion. They have some room to mess up.Continue reading
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Before we launch into how company culture begins with the board, let’s define the term we’re using.
The Definition of Company Culture
According to Wikipedia, company culture (also referred to as organizational culture) “encompasses values and behaviors that contribute to the unique social and psychological environment of an organization…and includes the organization’s vision, values, norms, systems, symbols, language, assumptions, environment, location, beliefs, and habits.”
Yes, that’s a long definition! To simplify, culture is created through a blend of the practices, policies, and people that make up an organization.
It’s not a death sentence, though. A disengaged board is not beyond repair!
In fact, here are some tips for reviving a disengaged board and getting on the path towards a high-functioning and involved leadership team.
Set clear goals
Many leaders are deadline-oriented and need extremely clear objectives in order to know how much effort they need to exert to meet or surpass expectations. Don’t be afraid to set high goals, so your board members feel the push to excel.