We spent a lot of time talking and thinking about “culture” at the company I worked for. How to keep it, how to foster it, how to define it. Looking back, I think Scott Adams is probably right.
“Company culture is another area that I think the experts get backwards. The common belief is that you need a good company culture to create success. But isn’t it more likely that companies with awesome employees get both a good culture and success at the same time? A good corporate culture is a byproduct of doing everything right; it’s not the cause of success as much as the outcome. Success improves culture more than a good culture can cause success.”