An individual calls this belief. A company or an organization calls this culture.
Culture is simply a set of beliefs that affects how people within an organization act.
If you want to establish or strengthen a belief, say a self-belief that you are good enough, you have to put practices around it.
Similarly, if you want to define or even change the culture in your company or organization, you have to put practices around it.
For example, if you want to believe that you’re a good writer, you have to have the consistent practices of writing and reading.
If you want to believe that you’re good at what you do, you have to put practices around it that will actually make you better at what you do.
If you want to establish a culture of empowerment in your company, you have to allow your people to make decisions. That’s easy. What’s difficult is allowing them to make mistakes through their decisions.
If you want to establish a culture of work-life balance, you have to put practices in place, even at the expense of profits.
Establishing a belief system or a culture is difficult not because people need to change. It’s difficult because it’s you who has to make the change first.
As an individual, you have to let go of some activities to make room for new activities that will strengthen your belief.
As a leader on whom the pressure of making a profit is, you have to make the difficult decision of putting your purpose, your people, and the culture above the the profit.
Will you make that change?