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Services: Corporate Culture

Corporate or Organizational Culture refers to the combined beliefs, values, ethics, procedures, and atmosphere of an organization. The culture of an organization often is expressed as "the way we do things around here" and consists of largely unspoken values, norms, and behaviors that become the natural way of doing things.

  • The leader establishes the philosophy that guides the culture and results in the attitude of senior management toward staff and customers.
  • Changing or renewing corporate culture in order to achieve the organization's strategy is one of the major tasks of organization leadership, since such a change is hard to achieve without the will of the leader.
  • There are often several subcultures within an organization including those defined by hierarchy, role, function, level of education, length of service.
  • An organization's culture may be more apparent to an external observer than to an internal practitioner.


"Marcia has come to know a number of our partners and Associates, as well as to have an in-depth knowledge of the culture and beliefs of our organization, which makes her a more valuable resource."
Ed Blake, CEO, MV Commercial Group, Miller Valentine Group
Dave Liette, President, MV Residential Development, Miller Valentine Group


Venus Leadership utilizes the organizational culture assessments of Human Synergistics International.

Human Synergistic's Organizational Culture Inventory (OCI) is recognized as one of the most widely used and thoroughly researched organizational surveys in the world. The OCI provides a picture, an actual graphic representation, of an organization's operating culture in terms of the behaviors that members believe are expected or implicitly required. By guiding the way in which members approach their work and interact with one another, these "behavioral norms" determine the organization's capacity to solve problems, adapt to change, and perform effectively.