Organizational Culture – The True Lifeline of

Employees and customers are going to be more powerful than ever. Long gone are the days when employers think that employees merely select an organization for the sake of a paycheck. There are several other factors that go into the equation and culture is one of them. The workplace has become a social venue where people look forward to interacting with others and being part of something more meaningful, something that gives them a sense of direction, something worth spending their energy on. This is exactly where an organization’s culture comes into play.

In my professional journey, I’ve been lucky enough to have experienced being the CEO of a bootstrapped, start-up company that grew and transitioned into a small to medium-sized enterprise. Cultures were drastically distinct at different stages of the company.

I admit, in the early stage of my career as a CEO of a start-up company, I never focused on optimizing the culture of the company as much as I should have. Later in my career, I’ve realized more than ever, that culture is a powerful element that can shape an organization. It is the organization’s true lifeline—one’s culture can make or break a business, regardless if it is just a start-up, small or a mid-sized company. Fostering an employee-friendly culture leads to a happy workforce, which is a key to the success of any organization. But an employee-friendly culture doesn’t come overnight. It takes time, requires constant effort, and starts with the executives. Yes, I strongly believe that the leaders of an organization, particularly the CEOs, are the ones who set the tone and influence the development of any organizational culture. It needs to start from the top before it can trickle down to the bottom.

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Ed Sattar

Ed Sattar joins 360Factors as the Chief Executive Officer. For more than a decade and spanning across multiple industries, Ed has made significant professional contributions to the regulatory compliance space. His experiences include extensive research and consulting to education providers as well as state and federal regulatory agencies. During his tenure in the regulatory compliance e-learning space, he has identified key criteria and compliance standards that are currently being published and implemented, which establishes equal footing for providers of distance learning to abide by when seeking approval of e-learning programs.

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