The Thriving Culture Model
Even a cursory glance though an online bookstore will turn up dozens of models of corporate culture. However, they tend to focus in on specific aspects of organizational culture, be they people processes, leadership practices, motivation theory, or what have you. Furthermore, few models make the leap from theory to application. It’s one thing to know the psychological underpinnings of a particular management approach, it’s quite another to know how to practice it to its full effect. The Thriving Culture Model provides a holistic view of all of the factors that contribute to a thriving organizational culture. Furthermore, it helps you put information into action.
The model is divided into three primary parts. First is Mindful Communication, the driving mechanism that creates, reinforces, discriminates, and proliferates culture. Second are the Culture Inputs, the necessary tops-down, process-driven elements that set the foundation for the culture. Third are the Culture Outputs, the result of the inputs—the behavioral outcome of the leadership practices, organizational structures, policies, etc.