Session: Better Together: Business Strategy & Culture
Tech companies rise and fall by their culture. Organizational culture is the shared set of values, beliefs, expectations, and attitudes that characterize your organization. It’s reflected in the way you treat your customers and employees. It impacts the types of candidates you attract, and whether they feel they belong. Left to chance, work culture becomes a source of frustration and can block your company from succeeding. But when developed in tandem with your business strategy, your culture strategy will attract and retain talent and empower your teams to innovate.
This workshop will share the basics of bringing teams together in involved and empowered ways to build a dynamic, effective company culture that drives your company's strategy.
- This workshop will share the basics of bringing teams together in involved and empowered ways to build a dynamic, effective company culture that drives your company's strategy.
- You'll gain insight by discussing examples of companies that used the power of culture to drive their business strategy.
- You'll take away a framework and tools that will help you to continually improve your culture by building on the strengths of your organization.
Kate Fagan Taylor, MDiv, CMC is an organizational culture strategist who helps companies develop unique work cultures as a business advantage.
While providing ideas that inspire, Kate guides organizations to solve their practical business challenges. Kate provides management consulting, culture assessments, courses, executive coaching, keynotes and workshops.
Kate has led strategy and business transformations in the not-for-profit, public sector, health, academic and technology sectors. Kate served as Executive Director at a retreat centre, and later directed executive talent management for the BC Public Service. Most recently, Kate led a successful tech company start-up in the health sector. Kate has a graduate degree in values-based leadership and early in her career she served as an Interfaith Chaplain at the University of Victoria. With this background, she supports a wide range of clients to explore the personal meaning that they find in their work as leaders.
Kate is the Principal at GrowthPoints Strategies in Victoria, BC, is a TED speaker and serves on the Board of Directors of Island Women in Technology (iWIST). On weekends, she enjoys gardening and science fiction.