Corporate Culture:


Team Culture

Benefits and Action Areas

By: Vadim Kotelnikov

Founder, Ten3 Business e-Coach Inspiration and Innovation Unlimited!



"No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive."

Mahatma Gandhi 

Different Types of Corporate Culture




9 Signs of a Losing Organization

  1. Poor Teamwork: no organizational commitment to team culture; lack of shared and worthwhile goals; weak team leaders; team members who don't want to play as part of a team are tolerated; teams are too large; lack of shared rewards... More

Winning Team: 7 Elements


Team Culture: Key Benefits

  1. Better Results

  2. Better Processes

  3. Better Working Environment


Building a Team Culture

10 Action Areas

  1. Provide inspiring vision

  2. Define shared values

  3. Set stretch goals... More

Winning Corporate Culture

  • Team culture: standards of behavior for working together are set and seen as appropriate for everyone in the team.... More

5 Characteristics of a Winning Team

  • Shared Values:  Team members are looking for a "values fit" with their team. Without it, they won't give the team their best. Team members should participate in establishing shared values and values-based common goals if you wish them to live these values, be committed to these goals, and have a feeling of interdependence and ownership for their jobs and unit. Shared values become also your team's code of behavior as they define what is and isn't acceptable... More

INSPIRED TEAM (Ten3 Mini-course, business self-education, slides for training, PowerPoint presentation)

Innovation Practice Tips


  • Stay human, scale your organizational environment so that there's room for hot teams to emerge and thrive... More

The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork

  • The Law of the Big Picture: The Goal is More Important Than the Role

  • The Law of the Niche: All Players Have a Place Where They Add the Most Value

  • The Law of the Chain: The Strength of the Team Is Impacted by Its Weakest Link... More

Developing The Fast-Paced Flexible Culture

By: Michael Dell

  • Set a Common Goal. Mobilize your people around a common goal. Help them feel a part of something genuine, special, and important, and you'll inspire real passion and loyalty... More


SWOT Analysis: Questions To Answer

  • Do you consider your team strong? Why?... More

5 Strategies for Creating a Culture for Innovation


12 Effective Leadership Roles

  1. Use team approach; facilitate cooperation; involve everyone; trust your team rely on their judgment... More


Model of a Team Leader

  • Support them with tasks whenever they have a problem giving them another resource or working with them... More

Why Team Culture?

It is becoming increasingly important that teams function productively with a minimum of supervision. Team culture ensures that individual members both demonstrate their best talents and function synergistically as a unit to achieve common goals.

When team culture reigns, teams are dependable and consistent. People voice their opinions openly. They demonstrate creativity, innovate and see a job through to conclusion.

Synergistic Team

The value created by a high performance team  is greater than the sum of individual contributions by its members... More

Balanced Organization: 5 Basic Elements

Empowered Employees (Fire):

  • Individuals and teams are empowered and have a decision-making authority... More

3 Strategies of Market Leaders

Leadership-Management Synergy

Leaders: Inspire. Managers: Coordinate.

Resulting synergy: Teamwork... More

Inspirational Leader: 10 Roles

  1. Build teams and promote and teamwork, leverage diversity. Teamwork is essential for competing in today's global arena. Build a star team, not a team of stars. Diversity of thought, perception, background and experience enhance the creativity and innovation. A team should not just be diverse; it has to make the most of it. Involve everyone, facilitate cross-pollination of ideas, build and empower cross-functional teams if you wish to harness the power of diversity. Challenge people from different disciplines and cultures to come up with something better together and achieve creative breakthroughs... More

Success Stories Best Business Practices Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP)

The IEHP Team Culture supports a system to provide the best health care possible to people who need IEHP's collective support. Below are the highlights that create and maintain the IEHP Team Culture... More

Success Stories Best Business Practices GE

25 Lessons from Jack Welch  Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book

Determined to harness the collective power of GE employees, create a free flow of ideas, and redefine relationships between boss and subordinates, Jack Welch, the former CEO of GE, created a new corporate culture.

According to Jack Welch, every leader has both a task to complete and a team to lead. Leaders must not only produce their personal best. The leader must work as the team member who gets the top results from the whole team. Managers should learn to become team players. Middle managers have to be team members and coaches. Take steps against those managers who wouldn't learn to become team players... More


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