The needs of an entrepreneur
“Don’t fuck up the culture.” – Peter ThielWhen does the 'operational' stage start and end? The operational validity stage starts when the projects of making a product and bringing it to the market are successfully completed. Stage two is completed when all the processes work seamlessly and are simple enough to ensure their viability. Who can influence the operational culture? At this stage, the leader(s) needs to hire people for specific roles so that the whole culture can function autonomously. The leadership must incorporate strategies for how employees can advance their careers and routines to reward the ones that generate significant value. What happens when the operational culture is secured? The company processes have become functional; they have been reviewed and become scalable. Now the company has to create a culture to innovate new products to capture more customers, as well as to nurture the culture of improving what it already does. The culture required for running a 'well oiled machine' is significantly different to the hustle and bustle of getting a product to market. Have you experienced major changes in a company's culture?