As you grow your company, you may be thinking about preserving the culture that got you here, or you may be worrying about internal conflict, generational differences, or hiring the right talent - these are just a few culture challenges we see. What are yours?
For the blue chip/startups that I worked for/with, I noticed that it's all comes down to the CEO/founder's personality, life style and value, and more importantly how he/she actually live with these things for longer term, as it doesn't matter the race/age differences, you hire people and it's up to you to determine if you want to encourage/prevent certain ways of how things are done, which slowly forms a company culture
Great question, Maddie. In our case I would say the challenge related to culture has to do with having everyone aligned around the vision, goals and principles of the company. It takes multiple conversations and meetings to achieve this. Scaling companies is not easy and when you need to hire people fast things can get easily lost in the process.
Company culture are the meanings and values the founder or founders embody first and foremost. Then it is the vision and mission statements. It makes little to no difference what the founder or founders say, what matters is what they do, as their actions define the company culture. If you miss it up, it can't be undone. You have to think it through beforehand.