This past week, I have been on a grad trip in California with my son. He is just launching his career as Pilot with Sunwing as a first officer. We were struck by the differences in the Canadian & US culture.
Cultures are unique, as a Canadian, I feel at “home” in Canada, it is where my son & I belong. Work cultures are very similar, they are distinctive. There is a big difference between working at World Vision, Shopify, Amazon, The Auditor General of Canada and yes, Sunwing.
In this competitive world, it is not technology, tools or even efficiency that will determine success.
One of the key elements as a leader is to understand, nurture & protect your culture. At the end of the day, it really is the only difference that you have.
“If you want to change the culture, you will have to start by changing the organization.” – Mary Douglas
Leading along the road with you,
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