Editorial Advisory Board: What’s your best tip for improving company culture?

May 9, 2016 -  By

Advisory Board

Landscape Professionals

Richard Bare
Arbor-Nomics Turf
Norcross, Ga.
I don’t think there’s any way to change your company culture except to get involved yourself and lead the way. Usually companies start out small with a family-oriented Mom and Pop store. As growth occurs, though, Ma and Pa notice that members of the “family” are all on different pages, and bad things occur. And these things are expensive.

Chris Joyce
Joyce Landscaping
Cape Cod, Mass.
The best way to improve company culture is to engage all employees on a regular basis, both personally and professionally. The process of engagement builds a strong team of employees who passionately buy into the vision.

Adam Linnemann
Linnemann Lawn Care & Landscaping
Columbia, Ill.
The owner needs to be honest and accountable to his team. Do what you say you will do!

Jerry McKay
McKay Landscape Lighting
Omaha, Neb.
Keep people that fit your culture on your bus and get people that don’t off your bus.

Industry Consultants

Kevin Kehoe
3PG Consulting
Laguna, Calif.
Weed out the nonbelievers and those who won’t pull their weight. Culture is about values. Things don’t work well if people actively don’t represent the values, especially at the management level.

Phil Harwood
Pro-Motion Consulting
Farmington, Mich.
Strong cultures begin with a deep understanding of the organization’s core purpose (mission). My best tip is to develop a solid understanding of your core purpose and reinforce it daily throughout the organization.

Jeffrey Scott
Jeffrey Scott Inc!
Trumbull, Conn.
“Free up the careers of your C and D players. It will have the single biggest impact.”

Jody Shilan
Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Lead by example. Do what you say. Say what you do.”

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