Corporate culture is always known to be a dog-eat-dog culture: where someone unscrupulously ambitious will tread on people for his advancement. If one wishes to thrive in this culture, one must read the The Art of War by Sun Tzu. It has loads of tactics and strategies to survive in an environment of competition and compromise. If one wants to get ahead, one must identify his enemies and crush them totally. Letting them be is a big mistake because they are sure to pull you down in one way or another. It also means getting rid of one’s competition by creating an issue about that person. Enmity is rife in corporate culture although one will not see people physically or verbally hurting one another. The enmity is of a subtle kind: an enemy will be ready to pounce if his competition (or perceived enemy) makes an error.
Corporate culture is tough for people who wish to live quiet lives by doing honest work. It is the type of culture where only people with tough minds will thrive. Climbing the corporate ladder is for tough people—it is not for people who are gentle and soft. It is a difficult place to be in if one simply wants to do an excellent job and hopes to have a career in the company.
But that culture is changing. It is not changing in all companies. However, it is changing in some companies that have a development program for their employees. There are companies that specialize in this field. They develop a comprehensive program for other companies in order to gain the loyalty of their customers and employees, motivate their employees to perform better, and to be able to leverage their workforce for increased market share.
In the past, motivational speakers were hired simply to motivate employees, but that has changed. Motivational speakers have formed their own companies in order to help businesses survive and thrive. They diagnose problems within the company as to why morale is low. They create an entire program for that company in order to transform its work culture.
Nowadays there is an emphasis on maintaining and growing one’s relationships. These relationships vary. They can be relationships with colleagues, with one’s superior or subordinates; relationships with employees, or with customers. A win-win situation becomes ideal.
Motivational speakers have transformed the corporate culture by emphasizing the need to build solid relationships. They believe that everyone in the company should be a leader. They stress on honesty and integrity. They say that character is the foundation of true success—personal success and public success. They stress the need for educating oneself and of working hard. They give importance to patience by affirming that one’s challenges along his way to success builds character. They do not encourage enmity and competition.
For motivational speakers, competition is not conducive to a win-win situation. In a competition, one wins and the others lose. This can even give way to office politicking, gossip, and dishonesty. They encourage reaching and going beyond the standard. Everyone who reaches or goes beyond it wins.
Many companies are transforming their culture. They want a work environment where it becomes easy to work with integrity and excellence. They want a work environment that fosters cooperation and teamwork.
Motivational speakers have served a great role in transforming corporate culture from a culture of enmity and competition to a culture of cooperation and teamwork. They are instrumental in making the workplace a place where character and excellence thrive and are rewarded. They encourage win-win situations. They are able to nurture and tap the leadership in each employee. They emphasize to employers that the way to take care of the business is to take care of its people.
Motivational speakers have transformed the corporate culture by emphasizing the need to build solid relationships.