Originally answered Aug 7, 2019

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One where the senior executive endorses, communicates, and exemplifies the following credo:

  • I will practice and reward caring, sharing, and daring — caring for others, sharing what I know, and daring to try new ideas.
  • I will insist on trust, truth, and transparency in all dealings — earning and respecting the trust of others, communicating truthfully and openly, and demonstrating and expecting accountability.
  • I will look for opportunities to help, thank, and praise others.
  • I will eliminate criticism, blame, and ridicule in all interactions with others.

Positive company cultures feature these 30 attributes:

  1. Adopting good ideas
  2. Altruistic
  3. Appreciative
  4. Bold
  5. Caring
  6. Collaborative
  7. Communicative
  8. Cooperative
  9. Decisive
  10. Egalitarian
  11. Fair
  12. Generous
  13. Giving credit
  14. Helpful
  15. Honest
  16. Inclusive
  17. Networked
  18. Nurturing
  19. Optimistic
  20. Pleasant
  21. Respectful
  22. Responsible
  23. Responsive
  24. Sharing
  25. Supportive
  26. Thorough
  27. Transparent
  28. Trusting
  29. Volunteering
  30. Willing to try new ways

Positive organizational cultures include the 25 favorable characteristics defined in 50 Categories for Assessing Organizational Culture:

  1. Accountable
  2. Active
  3. Aesthetic
  4. Brave
  5. Calm
  6. Civically responsible
  7. Collaborative
  8. Communicative
  9. Decisive
  10. Diverse
  11. Empowered
  12. Ethical
  13. Excellent
  14. Independent
  15. Innovative
  16. Leading
  17. Learning
  18. Loving
  19. Mensch-centric
  20. Optimistic
  21. Passionate
  22. Reuse-oriented
  23. Sharing
  24. Timely
  25. Wise

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