Corporate Culture:


Team Culture

Benefits and Action Areas

By: Vadim Kotelnikov

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



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

Ė Mahatma Gandhi 

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  1. Better Results

  2. Better Processes

  3. Better Working Environment

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  • 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

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

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


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  • Support them with tasks whenever they have a problem Ė 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.

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  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

 Case in Point  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. It is how employees interact with one another...the professionalism and respect they exhibit to each other, how they learn and communicate with one another, those outside of their organization and, most importantly, the IEHP Members.

Itís a corporate culture that supports the idea that all Team Members are valued...individuals can make a difference... but to do so requires a positive and interactive approach with other members of IEHP's team...remembering that IEHP Members are the center of IEHP's universe.

Below are the highlights that create and maintain the IEHP Team Culture:

  • Focus on our Memberís needs, our reason for being.

  • You are valued.

  • Your opinion is important.

  • Your job is very important to our can make a difference.

  • Your involvement in our team environment is essential.

  • Work as a Team Member... you wonít make it alone.

  • Always ask a Team Member if they need help...donít wait to be asked.

  • Be involved in our success.

  • Work with others in a cooperative manner.

  • Treat all Team Members with respect...itís their job to return that respect.

  • Constantly strive to improve everything you do, every process you are involved in, everything you touch.

  • Itís okay to have should be happy at work.

  • Be a positive influence on everyone you interact with.

  • Expect to work at a high level of activity.

  • You have joined a winning team...itís something to be proud of and be a part of.


Finally, you must be a proponent of the IEHP Team Culture...its success, your success and our organizationís success depends upon it. If each Team Member supports the Team Culture, it will happen and we will continue to have an extraordinary place in which to work and succeed.

 Case in Point  GE

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.

At GE, corporate values are so important to the company, that Jack Welch had them inscribed and distributed to all GE employees, at every level of the company.

The sum is greater than its parts at GE as both business and people diversity is utilized in a most effective way. A major American enterprise with a diverse group of huge businesses, GE is steeped in a learning culture and it is this fact that makes GE a unique company... More

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 Case in Point  BMG

BMG is a Australian multi-award winning consultancy firm dedicated to providing their clients with the technical expertise and guidance needed to achieve clients' financial and lifestyle goals.

Team culture is a distinctive feature of BMG. The BMG's Team Culture statement reads as follows:

BMG's operating structure has only one layer between the team and our board of management. Our inclusive culture enables all team members to actively participate in the firm's decision-making processes. We have open channels of communication where expressions of opinion and suggestions from all team members are openly encouraged and highly valued.

The firm empowers and supports team members in reaching mutually agreed goals by providing on-going training and industry best systems and resources.

We seek to support the health, well-being and work/personal life balance of team members and to provide a working experience that creates a sense of pride, value and achievement in the work we do.


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