Want to build a stronger team?
Then follow this 19-step Culture is Everything Checklist.
Like everything else in your business, team culture can be systemised.
The Culture is Everything Checklist is the list of the 19-steps that I believe are needed to build a sustainable and systemised business that can grow fast. It is your one-page guide to a stronger and faster-growing team.
A culture system as the foundation of a strong team
Building a team is hard.
As an owner or leader of a growing service-based business, you will probably have battled with plenty of people-related challenges.
The Culture is Everything system based on the checklist, breaks down the complex idea of creating a strong and aligned team into a set of repeatable steps that will bring leading your team more into your control.
Years in the making
To define the 19 steps needed to build a strong culture and then create the Culture is Everything Checklist, it’s taken me:
- 15 years as a culture-obsessed Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO;
- Mountains of books and articles read;
- Tens of thousands of dollars invested;
- An MBA;
- An Entrepreneurial Masters Program at MIT;
- Countless experiments and mistakes to learn from;
- Months of sleepless nights;
- Creating a high performing 100+ person team with an award-winning culture (from one person with a vision 10 years earlier)
- That team being ranked as one of Australia’s 50 Best Places to Work for 11 consecutive years.
From all that, I’ve created this Culture Is Everything Checklist to help you build a strong team culture and business that will better serve you, your team and your customers.
The Culture Is Everything Checklist has four sections:
- Discover the Core
- Document the Future
- Execute Relentlessly
- Show More Love
Each of the sections have 4-6 individual steps that need to be integrated into your business as a foundation of your systemised culture.
By breaking down the idea of culture into smaller tasks, prioritising them, completing them and delegating some of the tasks to others you will be on the way to building a high performing team. Building a strong culture really can be that simple.
Where to start
The simplest way to use the Culture is Everything Checklist is to start at the top and move through the list in sequence.
But, you can start anywhere. You can find some quick wins in the Show More Love section that will help you build momentum towards creating your very own great place to work.
Don’t rush it!
To get the best results, take the time to plan, review, communicate, educate and gradually integrate the 19 steps into your business. I recommend working through the four sections, starting at the top of the checklist, and integrating one section per quarter year.
Turning your business into a great place to work is likely to be one of the most rewarding journeys you take as a leader. I wish I’d had a checklist like this when I started The Physio Co back in 2004.
Here’s one to kickstart your culture transformation.
Please let me know how it works for you. And if you need a hand or have a question, please just ask by emailing email@example.com.