When the culture starts to turn ...

"Revenue is the quarter, culture the future."

Click on the link and read this article. Tell me, can relate to it?  I spent 24 years in a thriving culture that started dying once the passionate conversations shifted from, "great clients, great work, great people." to "have you hit your monthly revenue targets this month". Once this happens the writing is on the wall. A culture built around conversations about 'revenue' is not a culture it is a money making machine, and the only good one of those is at the Australian Mint. Once the conversations start to change to 'shareholder value' your best and most talented people are either going to be shown the door because they have the audacity to question the revenue conversations or otherwise they hastily retreat with the rest of the talent, experience and mentors through the exit door. What is left is worst than a ghost town because even the ghost don't want to be there. Everyone gets the commercial realities of business but few the magical power of growing an attractive, sustainable working culture. Bring it on!