10 Unique Quotes About Team Culture

Teamwork makes the dream work! 

How many times have you heard that quote and wanted to quit your job on the spot? Yeah, us too. Believe it or not, there are quotes out there that will actually inspire you to build a great team culture. Check out some of the ones we found.

Over time, as we focused more and more on our culture, we ultimately came to the realization that a company’s culture and a company’s brand are really just two sides of the same coin.

From Delivering Happiness * by Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos

The rule becomes, “If you think you need to ask me permission for something, just consult the Core Values!” This gives management the confidence to delegate important tasks. They can trust that employees will know the right things to do when faced with a decision or an ethical dilemma.

from Scaling Up* by Verne Harnish

When your organization becomes more human, more remarkable, faster on its feet, and more likely to connect directly with customers, it becomes indispensable.

from Linchpin* by Seth Godin

Culture in any organization is formed through repetition. That way of doing things becomes the group’s culture.

from How Will You Measure Your Life?* by Clayton M. Christensen

A strong corporate culture with its own unique personality, on top of the profit-sharing partnership we’ve created, gives us a pretty sharp competitive edge.

from Made in America* by Sam Walton

“Being a great place to work is the difference between being a good company and a great company.”

– Brian Kristofek, CEO of Upshot

If you are lucky enough to be someone’s employer, then you have a moral obligation to make sure people do look forward to coming to work in the morning.

– John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods

 A company’s culture is the foundation for future innovation. An entrepreneur’s job is to build the foundation.

– Brian Chesky, Co-founder and CEO of Airbnb

 A hallmark of a healthy creative culture is that its people feel free to share ideas, opinions, and criticisms. Lack of candour, if unchecked, ultimately leads to dysfunctional environments.

– Ed Catmull, President of Pixar

Great teams do not hold back with one another. They are unafraid to air their dirty laundry. They admit their mistakes, their weaknesses, and their concerns without fear of reprisal.

– from The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable * by Patrick Lencioni

Now that you know these quotes…

Take a minute to pick the quote they really spoke to you the most. Reflect on how your team could better live the wisdom in it. Share it with your team and see what they think, too!

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