Decoding Organizational Culture: What Really Matters

Wouldn’t it be great if we could figure out how to develop the best workplace in the world? A place where leaders and team members worked together in a streamlined, efficient way to continually achieve goals and exceed expectations? Turns out that may not be that far out of reach.  At BigSpeak, culture plays a large part in our success and employee retention.  We place a strong value on work-life balance, wellness, continual learning, and both personal and professional growth.

In a recent study on organizational culture conducted by the Harvard Business Review, individuals from various businesses were asked to describe their idea of the perfect organization, and the results were surprisingly simple. Overall, responses included: a place where individual differences are nurtured, information is transparent, companies add value to employees, companies stand for something meaningful, work is rewarding and there are no silly rules to follow.

But while these elements may seem straightforward, most businesses still struggle with understanding their organizational culture. That’s why many companies are turning to top corporate culture speakers, like Stan Slap who have been able to decode corporate cultures around the world to understand what really matters.

Stan is the bestselling author of Bury My Heart at Conference Room B and Under the Hood: Fire up and Fine-Tune Your Employee Culture, which use real world examples to inspire emotional commitment from business leaders, employees and customers. Stan’s straight-talking style is not only engaging and honest; it works. He has been credited with transforming some of the biggest companies around, including General Electric and HSBC with his one-of-a-kind brand strategies and insights into how organizational culture impacts success.

The connection between culture and success has been illustrated and literally mapped out by expert Robert Richman. As the author of The Culture Blueprint, Robert outlines the ways service, revenue and growth ultimately all lead back to organizational culture. Robert is a world-renowned corporate speaker and culture expert and is best known as the co-creator of the Zappos Insights program, which has helped companies understand the secrets behind Zappos’ successful employee culture. Robert is a sought after keynote speaker for his innovative insights, as well as his unique presentations and workshops. Known to incorporate improv and comedy into the workplace, he has fearlessly led top companies, like Toyota and Eli Lilly to success.

Organizational culture is complex. There are many factors to consider—some of which are ever changing. But while culture is complex, it is also undoubtedly important. As proven by top industry experts, culture is the foundation that motivates employees, reaches customers, boosts sales and ultimately helps businesses grow. So reserve some time to look at your company’s culture—you may be surprised at how much you learn.

For more information about how keynote speakers and corporate culture speakers like these can impact your event, contact BigSpeak Speakers Bureau at 805-965-1400 or info(at)