Ah, corporate cultures. We’ve all been there – stuck in a place that just wasn’t us. Whether it’s the overly bureaucratic company whose policies just drive us nuts or the small “mom & pop” family-owned company where we aren’t part of the family, company cultures can either make our lives wonderful or an absolute nightmare. So how about you? Are you stuck in a company culture that’s killing you slowly each and every day? And what can you do about it?

This month, we will tackle this dysfunction: “This is NOT the right corporate culture for me.” Throughout the month we’ll cover, amongst other things:

  • Are you in the wrong corporate culture?
  • What are the ways you can tell what the right culture is for you?
  • What can you do to change the culture you are in… and can you?
  • And if you are the leader, what can you do to change the company culture?

Every week, I’ll kick off our conversation by addressing one of these big questions. Then, I’ll collect and share stories, examples and other opinions as we dig in. By the end of the month, if we haven’t cured this dysfunction, we’ll do a darn good job treating it!

Write to me with your stories, examples or opinions on the subject. I promise to protect the innocent (and guilty!).

So, look around. Do you feel like a “fish in water” at work or are you flopping around, gasping for air and don’t know how much longer you can last? Help is coming.