Best of TLNT: Top 5 Culture Stories of 2021

How fitting that the final post of the year focuses on culture — for as famed  management thinker Peter Drucker remarked, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”

Nothing else matters if you can’t get your culture right. Everything depends on it: performance management, diversity and inclusion, recruiting, retention, engagement, productivity, wellbeing, compliance, leadership…should I keep going?

A lot of people certainly publicly agree that culture is of paramount importance, but I’m not sure they believe it. Their actions can sometimes suggest otherwise.

Yet even if you are a culture champion, it can be tricky to figure out exactly how to nurture your culture, let alone change it. This is perhaps HR’s greatest perennial challenge. I hope you are up for it as we gear up for a new year!

Meanwhile, check out TLNT’s top culture stories of 2021:

The Enemies of Inclusion: Cancelling, Consensus, and Perfection

Steve Jobs’ Former Assistant Reveals Lessons About Burnout and Wellbeing

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Do Your Company Values Mean Anything?

The Most Important Culture Factor to Produce Results

This Company Makes All Employees’ Salaries, Appraisals, and Promotions Public

Read more articles about culture here.

Vadim Liberman is editor TLNT and (the devil wears TJ Maxx) — a workplace renegade advancing how we think, work, and live. He has previously worked as a strategy consultant to HR and recruiting tech companies at The Starr Conspiracy, as a talent management professional at Prudential, and as senior editor of The Conference Board Review, a magazine for business leaders. Vadim loves to talk about all things HR, talent acquisition, and Bravo TV shows. Bring it!