Jul 1, 2019
Creating an inclusive culture requires shifts in thinking, recruiting, hiring, and operating. Our biases are not obvious to us – yet these biases inhibit the creation of truly diverse and productive work cultures.
I’m always looking for unique, healthy work cultures. I learned about Five Points Academy through an insightful TechCrunch article by Ken Kao.
The academy’s owners focused on creating a community where everyone was welcomed. One owner, Steve said, “By not having the right culture, you might turn away a person – not just women but also other men – that can potentially improve your gym.”
He added, “We don’t want an a-hole culture – not just because women might be turned off, but men would, too.” As new members joined, they consistently asked, “What environment would be welcoming for him or her?” They’d then do their best to cater to a broader range of members needs.
In this three-minute episode of my Culture Leadership Charge podcast series, I examine how Five Points Academy modeled my three-step culture refinement process – and even addressed members that didn’t “fit in.”
This is episode sixty-nine of my Culture Leadership Charge video & podcast series. In these concise episodes, I presents the best practices for creating and maintaining a purposeful, positive, productive culture - at work, at home, and in your community.
This content was released in video format on my website, http://DrivingResultsThroughCulture.com, on July 1, 2019.
Check out my YouTube channel to view all of my 3-minute Culture Leadership Charge video episodes.