People Create the DNA of Their Organization

Aaron McHugh

Organizations stay stuck, repeating yesterday’s mistakes when the people leading the team remain stuck personally. People’s personalities, beliefs, and styles of relating become the genetic instruction-the DNA of the organizations they lead.

When the CEO is hard-charging and unforgiving, then the organization becomes hard-charging and unforgiving. When the CEO is respectful, well-balanced, and humble, their company culture mirrors those traits.

When attempting to solve business challenges like, why Hard charging and Unforgiving has an abnormally high employee turn-over rate compared to their competitor, Respectful, Well-Balanced and Humble, it helps to start at the top, as Jim Collins in his book Good to Great names, the people driving the bus.

The way forward is to dualistically explore growth options with the individuals running the organization and the organization itself. People create the DNA of their organization.