Top 5 Books To Improve Company Culture

When it comes to business, culture trumps everything. A strong, positive company culture is always at the heart of every successful business and is key for long term sustainability. The culture of a business is driven from the very top – it can’t be delegated; therefore as a business leader, it is your responsibility to formulate, develop and cultivate the culture that is going to drive your success.

I’ve put together a selection of my top five must-read books for business owners and leaders who want to develop their company culture. They are thought-provoking and in some places challenging, but will guide you on a journey to create a winning culture within your company. 

Delivering Happiness – A Path to Purpose, Passion & Profit The story of how online retailer Zappos went from a start-up to $1bn in revenue as a result of their focus on delivering happiness to their customers. This can only be achieved by having happy staff and that comes from a great culture which was their number one priority.  A great and inspiring read that shows how concentrating on the happiness of those around you dramatically increases your own – definitely one to read on holiday.Purchase NowComposite Profiles UK is a company I work with who have focused on people and investing in their happiness. Find out more.
Gung Ho! – How to Motivate People in any Organisation From the One Minute Manager series by Ken Blanchard. A deceptively simple book that packs a powerful message – a great starting point for a business owner who wants to motivate the team and improve the culture.Purchase Now
The Culture Code  – The Secret of Highly Successful Groups A highly regarded book on building and sustaining great teams and great culture, with practical actions that you can implement straight away. This is your roadmap for creating an environment where innovation flourishes, problems get solved and expectations are exceeded. This is an urgent read!Purchase Now
Powerful – Building a Culture of Freedom & Responsibility The author, Patty McCord created the high-performing culture at Netflix and is famous for the much copied Netflix Culture Deck. There is no denying the fantastic growth that Netflix has achieved through applying these concepts. Well worth a read – it will change how you think about work and the way a business should be run.Purchase Now
The Infinite Games – How Great Businesses Achieve Long-Lasting Success Sinek offers a bold approach to business strategy and finds that building long-term value and healthy, enduring growth is achieved by playing the infinite game. Trust me, you’ll think about the future of your business quite differently after reading this one.Purchase Now

There you have it, my top 5 recommended books to help you improve company culture and put it at the heart of your organisation. There is a book here for every type of organisation no matter what stage you are in your culture journey. 

I am passionate about helping my clients improve their company culture, and I work closely with them to achieve it. If you would like some help focusing on improving your company culture please get in touch for a chat

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